Abyss has a 12-week order backlog for the dolls, each of which requires about 80 hours of labor that begins with silicone molding and finishes with painting, makeup, clothing, hairstyling, manicure and jewelry, by request.The Real Dolls range from ,000 to ,000, but can range up to ,000 with custom orders.Mc Mullen said he’s always had a desire to push the realism of his products forward into more humanlike interactivity, but the technology didn’t exist until recently.Harmony is the result of three years of experimentation.
One critic worries that the doll’s artificial intelligence app could be hacked to make it kill its owner (like the vengeance meted out by sex robots in the film “Ex Machina” and TV show “Westworld”).
(Eduardo Contreras)Nonetheless, it’s eerie spending an hour in the company of Mc Mullen’s Harmony prototype. Her eyes move, her eyelids blink, her eyebrows rise, she can turn her head, dip her chin and change facial expressions.
And when the face motor and bluetooth-powered speaker are in “chat” mode, she can talk up a blue streak.
In May, he released the Harmony AI app through Realbotix on the website realbotix.systems.
Available for a year on Droid platforms (Apple’s i OS system doesn’t allow sexually themed apps), Harmony AI allows the user to design and dress an online avatar female model for conversations.Most orders are for female dolls, but there are male and transgender options.