Sex droids. They're here. Forget the fantasy...

...and embrace the reality. Behold Roxxxy, your new life partner:

Is anyone going to have sex with this? It looks like a quadriplegic terror-stricken Chrissy Hynde with Down Syndrome. How much would you be willing to pay for this fine item? Don't answer, they're selling for upwards of $9,000.

But wait, there's more. This isn't just a doll, it's a real-life droid. Look, she has five different personalities:

more from the press:
It has touch sensors at strategic locations and can sense when it's being moved. But it can't move on its own, not even to turn its head or move its lips. The sound comes out of an internal loudspeaker. The dark-haired, negligee-clad robot said "I love holding hands with you" when it sensed that its creator touched its hand.

The level of sophistication demonstrated was not beyond that of a child's talking toy, but Roxxxy has a lot more brains than that – there's a laptop connected to cables coming out of its back. Douglas Hines, founder of Lincoln Park, N.J.-based True Companion LLC, said Roxxxy can carry on simple conversations. The real aim, he said, is to make the doll someone the owner can talk to and relate to.

"Sex only goes so far – then you want to be able to talk to the person," Hines said.

The phrases that were demonstrated were prerecorded, but the robot will also be able to synthesize phrases out of prerecorded words and sounds, Hines said. The laptop will receive updates over the Internet to expand the robot's capabilities and vocabulary. Since Hines is a soccer fan, it can already discuss Manchester United, he said. It snores, too.

So she's basically like one of these, except she has no moving parts, and she has silicon skin which is cold to the touch, just like a real corpse.

I wonder if they take custom orders. I'd love to have a talking life-size doll made of this guy:

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