Top 5 sci-fi robot girlfriends

All alone on Valentine's Day? Maybe your soulmate just hasn't been invented yet. Here are five girlfriend-worthy robots from science fiction to serve as a blueprint for the future of synthetic companionship.

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Valentine's Day is a horrible tradition. It's a romantic "musical chairs" where you either stand alone in a metaphorical puddle of rejection, or turn to your partner and price out the worth of their love in flowers and chocolates.

To hell with it.

To level the playing field, I say we need to put science fiction's premise of the humanoid robot companion on the fast track to becoming a reality.

For my part, I will recap what I consider the best five examples of the ideal robot girlfriend as depicted by sci-fi movies and television. It is by no means a perfect list, and it is entirely subjective, but I gave it some serious thought -- probably more than my wife would have preferred.

I welcome your own nominations in the comments here. Together we can move towards a more inclusive Valentine's day and a new era of robotics.

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