The Sega E.M.A. Eternal Maiden Actualization robot is a new robot with the ability to enter a "love" mode that involves giving air kisses to detected human heads.
E.M.A. (pronounced "Emma") is a battery-powered beauty just fifteen inches tall. Able to sing, dance and "walk like a lady", E.M.A. is the opposite of the strong, tough, battle ready robots of the past.
(EMA Robot Eternal Maiden Actualization video)
SF fans may also recall a this story by Fritz Leiber. In his 1954 story The Mechanical Bride, a wealthy man purchases a beautiful robot to have around the house.
Streamlined, smooth-working, absolutely noiseless, breath-takingly realistic... There is a built-in microphone that hears everything you say, and an electric brain that selects a suitable answer. The de luxe model is built to your specifications, has fifty different facial expressions...
(Read more about Fritz Leiber's mechanical bride)
E.M.A. will go on sale for about $175 in September, 2008.
Do you think that this quote from Lieber's story will come true?
"...Men don't want real women anymore. You and I are behind the times... We stil believe in love. But most men just want beautiful, brainless robots..."
Before you make up your mind, take a longer look at the future of fembots: