Matt McMullen, CEO of Abyss Creations, maker of the RealDoll, cradles the face of Harmony, the prototype robot head. The head will be swappable onto preexisting RealDolls.
Kino Coursey (left) and Susan L. Pirzchalski work on the robot head from new Abyss subsidiary Realbotix.
Once you're set up, you can interact with the Harmony AI using your voice alone. Over time, Harmony will continue to learn about you and remember "key facts" meant to "create an engaging simulation of a relationship," according to Abyss.
Like RealDolls, each bot will have her own unique personality, name and features.
RealDolls, which have been around for two decades, are stepping up their game with the help of artificial intelligence.
Every detail is important when making RealDolls as realistic as possible.
Each head will be mountable on preexisting RealDolls. The enhanced RealDoll will be able to move her neck and shake her head, and will have full jaw movement/lip sync with the Harmony app, in addition to blinking, roving eyes and moving brows.
Swap out a new robotic head for the old static one and you'll (probably) get more conversation out of her.