Robot offers love, possibly chafing


Between marathon sessions playing World of Warcraft and all the time spent blogging, what single man has time for a meaningful and loving relationship with an imperfect female humanoid? Clearly the Japanese are ahead of the curve when it comes to facilitating love between man and machine as the acclaimed gaming manufacturer Sega is set to launch a robotic female companion known as EMA (Eternal Maiden Actualisation) to the American public in September.

Having clearly defined their audience, the 15-inch tall beauty resembles a miniaturized albeit buxom Star Wars storm trooper. Instead of firing red-hot vaporizing laser beams, however, EMA shares cold, emotionless kisses in her “love mode” while providing companionship for anyone who lacks the skills for human interaction or the ability to create an online dating profile.

A Sega company spokesperson claims, “She’s very lovable and though she’s not a human, she can act like a real girlfriend.” Whether this includes complaining that you drink too much, nagging about household chores or sabotaging my Saturday golf plans to go furniture shopping remains to be seen.

A video of EMA in action can be found here.



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