Unusual Twist On Woman Dates Robot

Take a look at this unusual story of a woman enjoying a date with a robot in Ginza - exotic Japan.


(Woman has date with robot)

The story becomes something special when you discover that the robot is being controlled by a man who is 300 miles away, a quadriplegic who finds it difficult to leave his home.

A very similar story is told by Golden Age great Manly Wade Wellman in his 1938 classic The Robot and the Lady:

My prize robot, tall, dashing would speak and act for me...

I turned to where, on my desk, I had set up my controls. To my ears I clamped receivers, upon my eyes I bound the gogglelike televisors that would coincide my viewpoint with that of the robot. A transmitter would place my voice upon those sculptured lips. My hands touched a great keyboard, whence, perfect through long practice, I could direct lifelike motion.

My toe pressed a switch. At once, my vision-point changed. I seemed to sit on the bed's edge, gazing through the robot's pupils. I touched the keys, and rose to my - but that was an illusion, born of years of such experiments. I remained silent, but the robot rose. I moved it across the floor, closed its fingers around the doorknob, and set it out into the hall.

My hearing, vision and awareness went along with that excellent imitation of a young Adonis...
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