by Tony Rutherford , HNN Entertainment Editor, Special to HuntingtonNews.Net

Blade Runner androids , humanoids or whatever you want to call them are no longer science fiction. They are sold now sold, but their intelligence and uses vary.  The one pictured actually does household tasks. (Continue below)

Top of the line... a robot that  does housework
Top of the line... a robot that does housework
Eden Robotics,

EDITOR'S NOTE: HNN has challenged so-called AI "love" and "companion" robot manufacturers to provide us a sample which we will take out in public and let random individuals interact and comment. Could Harmony, Samatha or Emma fool anyone in a restaurant? We're waiting......  Our email address is available. Anyone care to take the challenge?  Meanwhile, click, watch them dance.

Artificial intelligence (AI, also machine intelligence, MI) is apparently intelligent behaviour by machines, rather than the natural intelligence (NI) of humans and other animals.

In computer science AI research is defined as the study of "intelligent agents": any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of success at some goal.Colloquially, the term "artificial intelligence" is applied when a machine mimics "cognitive" functions that humans associate with other human minds, such as "learning" and "problem solving".

The scope of AI is disputed: as machines become increasingly capable, tasks considered as requiring "intelligence" are often removed from the definition, a phenomenon known as the AI effect, leading to the quip "AI is whatever hasn't been done yet."For instance, optical character recognition is frequently excluded from "artificial intelligence", having become a routine technology.Capabilities generally classified as AI as of 2017 include successfully understanding human speech,competing at a high level in strategic game systems (such as chess and Go), autonomous cars, intelligent routing in content delivery networks, military simulations, and interpreting complex data.

WOULD YOU SAY 'HELLO' TO EMMA AT A RESTAURANT?

Note: Emma is now available for sale. Comments?

AVA Household Maid Android Robot is the next technological frontier in robotics. AVA is a fully functional Android Robot made to give you more time to be with your family and friends, to improve your health, and to enjoy life to the fullest by freeing you from doing daily household work. Take full control of your Android Robot Anywhere and Everywhere. You can teach your household robot to perform daily tasks in your house or at work. These tasks include moping, vacuum the floor, dusting furniture, dish washing, feeding your pet, and any need imaginable. The possibilities are limitless. All of these is possible thanks to the integration of virtual reality technologies with our robotic technology.

http://www.edenrobotics.com/2017/06/our-robots.html


Now, a CAUTION Parental Guidance --- These dolls , robots, androids had their beginning as "sex" dolls for adults. Technology has propelled them into an expanded market that has found them useful for teaching purposes for certain impaired individuals (elderly, disabled) .

As for the motorcycle image, Spice Qin , a rep from www.everydayloving.com, describes
"her" as slightly under five feet tall. "It's a silicone TPE doll. She can be your companion... she can change clothes like a real lady..."she" can hold various postures." ( THIS LINK IS PG-13 or R rated)

This 'model' does not speak. In theory, you can soon upgrade non-speaking 'companions' by purchasing a new head which operates from your smart phone.

Would you fall for her...... Real or Robot?
Would you fall for her...... Real or Robot?
The AI head is shown on the left. (Atall Intelligent Robot Technology)

HNN has challenged so-called AI "love" and "companion" robot manufacturers to provide us a sample which we will take out in public and let random individuals interact and comment. Could Harmony, Samanatha or Emma fool anyone in a restaurant? We're waiting...

MORE: Do robots have legal rights?

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