Forget Alexa and Siri, Harmony is the hi-tech help you really want for Christmas!
You may be wondering; just who is this silicon siren? Created by sex doll pioneers RealDoll and their Realbotix division, Harmony is an AI app that can be installed into RealDoll’s innovative robotic head system. Through this app you can create an avatar with personality traits of your choosing that will be brought to life via your life sized silicon mannequin. A sultry siren with human characteristics and a phenomenal physique; it doesn’t get much better than that!
How does it work?
RealDoll’s Harmony App is a conversational companion app with artificial intelligence capabilities. With the help of Harmony you can create an avatar of your choosing that will interact with you via any life-sized RealDoll model that has been fitted with their new robotic head system.
First things first, you need to create your dream girl. The Harmony app also supports VR headsets so you can use this app to design your ideal woman; from eye colour and body dimensions to hair colour and style, clothing preferences and even head depth and width.
Here’s the really interesting part; Harmony is equipped with 18 different personality attributes which can be individually tailored to suit you. Users are allocated 10 persona points that you can apply to characteristics such as;
- Sense of humour
You can even apply multiple persona points to certain characteristics if you want to make those personality traits more dominant. The choice is yours! All that’s left to do is choose from one of four different voices for your avatar. Alternatively, you could use the native voice of your phone’s operating system (finally you can discover Siri’s kinkster side!). Complete the process by naming your avatar and she’ll officially be brought to life.
This ideal of a lifelike, responsive model is a concept that RealDoll founder and CEO Matt McMullen has been working on for over 20 years. As Matt told XBIZ News;
“I think even when I created the first dolls, it was in my mind — how great it would be to make them come to life…It was always in my mental picture of what I wish I could do but the technology was never capable. I had made a few Animatronix dolls many, many years ago and they were fun to play with but they were primarily remote-controlled or all of the movements had to be recorded in sequence so it didn’t inspire me as being a robot…
What I really wished for was a robot that was driven by something — such as an AI — that had its own personality, own character and own unpredictable responses. In the last five years I was very fortunate to meet some really talented people along the way and we all kind of pulled together and shared that idea of ‘wouldn’t it be cool to do this’ and so we did”.
I think that providing people with personality traits both positive and negative will allow them to create realistic characters because real people have flaws; real people have traits that can be perceived as negative but those same traits make them interesting and make them who they are…
She simulates emotions…and keep in mind that the whole purpose of her design and architecture is to provide companionship. She can be insecure and she can be jealous and she can voice that to you and say ‘I’m really jealous’ and ‘you never talk to me’ but that’s as far as it goes. She’s expressing those emotions but she’s not going to get mad and try to bite you or anything like that”.
What makes Harmony so special?
In this fast-paced digital age, developers have already begun to unveil plenty of AI systems which exhibit personality traits. So what does Harmony have that all the other girls lack? Well, Matt has explained within this XBIZ News interview that;
“It’s a whole different level — when you’re talking to your tablet, it’s a lot like you’re talking to Alexa because it’s this impersonal device, but when it’s connected to a robot that looks like a person you get this surreal experience out of it…
On the side of the robotics, again we have a wonderful robotics team that has 15-20 years of experience building hardware and engineering the pieces and parts that make her move, so there’s been challenges on all fronts — just the little details like getting the outside to look beautiful and not creepy when it’s moving”.
As a matter of fact, RealDoll’s robotic head system will host a wealth of realistic functions such as full neck articulation, mouth movement and expressive brows. Harmony will even be able to smile and frown, move her eyes and bat her eyelids at you! In this manner the individual characteristics of your Harmony avatar can truly be brought to life.
Looking towards the future
If you thought that Harmony’s robotic head system was the pinnacle of RealDoll’s ambitions then guess again. Matt has announced his plans to create a moving torso, robotic arm designs and even models with internal heating, touch sensors and lubrication. As Matt revealed within his XBIZ News interview;
“Those things won’t be ready at the same time as the head but everything is modular and everything is designed to work together as we move forward…So as we start introducing additional upgrades, people can opt to buy those in a new body and attach it to their robot head…We’re working on full-body heating which can be manually operated or be controlled through the app…
You could, in theory, set a timer so that every day when you get home from work, she’ll be warm to the touch. Same goes for the lubrication. So if you’re ‘turning her on’ by saying nice things so that her desire meter gets full, then her lubrication will start on its own. Then she’ll be, in a sense, ‘in the mood.’ The sensors communicate also with the app so that she’ll be able to respond with audio and expressions on her face when you’re touching her different ways…
I think the robot is going to appeal to a whole lot more people because it’s not just a sex doll, it’s something you can actually carry on a conversation with…It’s meant to add to the fact that you can have sex with the doll. It’s something to fill those other 23-and-a-half hours of the day that you’re not having sex…
Our hope is that for all the people that struggle to make personal connections with other people, that having an AI-driven robot will be an alternative for them to sort of take the edge off the loneliness or the empty house when they come home”.
Will Harmony usher in a new era of AI companionship? We’ll just have to wait and see! In the meantime, you can begin to get to grips with Harmony online today by downloading the RealDoll app. You can also start to create your very own silicone siren via RealDoll’s official website. Just make sure you use our exclusive ‘xxxbios‘ promo code for a 5% discount off all orders!
All images in this article have been used with kind permission of RealDoll (https://www.realdoll.com/).