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Inventor Builds His Perfect Woman Answered

From The Sun, 11 Dec 2008:

SHE is the perfect wife, with the body of a Page 3 pin-up and housekeeping skills that put TV's Kim and Aggie to shame.

Her name is Aiko, she can even read a map, and will never, ever, nag.

Sounds too good to be true, doesn't she fellas? And she is.

Aiko is actually a robot, a fantasy brought to life by inventor Le Trung.

Devoted Aiko --- "in her 20s" --- has a stunning 32-23-33 figure, pretty face and shiny hair.

She is always happy to clean the house for "husband" Le, help with his accounts or get him a drink.

Computer ace Le, 33, from Ontario, Canada, has spent two years and £14,000 building his dream girl.

He had planned to make an android to care for the elderly.

But his project "inspired by sci-fi robots like Star Wars's C3PO " strayed off-course.

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He said: "Aiko doesn't need holidays, food or rest, and will work almost 24 hours a day. She is the perfect woman."

Aiko sparks mixed reactions in public.

Le said: "Women usually try to talk to her. But men always want to touch her, and if they do it the wrong way she slaps them."

Read the whole article, with a video clip and pictures, at http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article2023392.ece

Tags:robot

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Toxicity

8 years ago

dang, the way my love life is going, I might have to order one of these. hha

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lemonie

8 years ago

Oh yes, tell the IRS it's not your fault - your robot screwed-up your tax....

Does she cook?

Built in Stepford?

L

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The Jamalam

8 years ago

You can't beat the real thing. Sure, it's a step forward in terms of robotic programming, but this guy must be as sad as.

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kelseymh

9 years ago

I beat Kiteman, I beat Kiteman, nyah nyah nyah!

And I got it off The Sun, too!

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Kitemankelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

You're welcome to it!

...a few “tweaks” could turn her into ... Eeww!

"in her 20s" - yeh, riiiight!

And that video, all it reminds me of is the scene in Alien, where they interrogate the android's head...

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kelseymhKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

:-) The title of the CNN piece (video, not text) was, "Fembot slaps down unwanted advances" or something similar, which didn't sound particularly bad. I found the Sun article above via Google, and it was just so... off ... that I knew it would trigger discussion.

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KentsOkaykelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

And that, my young padawan, is where you fail...

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kelseymhKentsOkay

Reply 9 years ago

Pride goeth before a fall. Or in this case, pride cometh at the end of Fall.

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Goodhartkelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

isn't the proper term: autumn ? :-)

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kelseymhGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

Yeah, but "pride goeth before an autumn" just doesn't have the same ring to it :-)

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Goodhartkelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

Well, it works better for the second phrase: Or in this case, pride cometh at the end of Autumn.;-)

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KentsOkaykelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

Erm... aye tha's wut I was a sayin'...

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kelseymhKentsOkay

Reply 9 years ago

True, but we must spell it out for the less, er, observant of our colleagues...

Rodenberry's dictum: always use the moral sledge hammer!

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KentsOkaykelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

Indeed, learned fast, thoust has my young apprentice...

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caitlinsdadkelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

It must have been a hot story...use oven mitts.

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caitlinsdad

9 years ago

"Imagine the nerve, they tried to clone me...," Adrian monk

<waits patiently for a boot-stompin...>

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kelseymhcaitlinsdad

Reply 9 years ago

Oh! You mean now we know what she looks like?

I have failed...

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GoodhartKentsOkay

Reply 9 years ago

Ack, that site was blocked at work...I'll have to try to remember to view it from home :-(

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KentsOkayGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

Yah.. there's a lot of ehm, art, on there...

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GoodhartKentsOkay

Reply 9 years ago

Ok, I am having troubles making the connection though :-) I mean, I went to your link from home now....and must be missing something...

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KentsOkayGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

My comment was a wee indecipherable what I meant was: There is a lot of, ahem, "art" on there...

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GoodhartKentsOkay

Reply 9 years ago

I meant the following comment in relation to your link:

Something close to the female in this, minus the cybernetic arm:

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KentsOkayGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

Adrian says she does in fact resemble the female figure in the picture.

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GoodhartKentsOkay

Reply 9 years ago

In your picture? ok. understood. :-)

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Lithium RainKentsOkay

Reply 9 years ago

More or less. You have the height, build and hair about right. The face is somewhat analogous.

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Lithium Raincaitlinsdad

Reply 9 years ago

Seeing as how he built the "Perfect Woman", that could almost be a compliment...

However, having read the article, I am only saddened by the capacity of a piggish male to wreck a perfectly good concept.

Faced with the apparent contradiction, my neural net contains absolutely no appropriate response. I am unsure of what to say, other than

EW!

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kelseymhLithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

Hear, hear! Did you see my comment to Kent (below) about the "creepy parts". What really got to me was that the Sun article seemed to think all this was a good thing (shudder).

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Lithium Rainkelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

Yes-thank you for leaving that out, by the way! Otherwise I would have been obliged to hand out some >SLAPS< It still boggles my mind how you can go from such a cool invention and trying to help the elderly to such a ridiculous creation. :-\

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kelseymhLithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

You're welcome. Although I did think of you while I was editing, my motivation was broader than that. It's just wrong :-(

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Lithium Rainkelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

Man, you have no idea how refreshing it is to find a guy who agrees with me on this! In the past when I've voiced similar objections some of them have told me to keep quiet. My faith in mankind is now restored... :D

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KentsOkayLithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

Ack, believe me, I have no problems with robotic or semi robotic partners, but SLAVES are just a bit over the top...

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GoodhartKentsOkay

Reply 9 years ago

Hmm, aren't all machines pretty literally slaves ? Although to have a human form as a slave may be a bit warped.

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KentsOkayGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

Slaves period bugs me if I were to create a semi-sentient being, I wouldn't want it to be a slave.

Now of course a little bit of role-playing keeps things lively, now that's ok, but full time is just creepy...

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GoodhartKentsOkay

Reply 9 years ago

Well, I don't think it has the same sentience as, say a new born salamander to be honest. It is programmed to react to it's environment.

Each computer we have, your pc for instance, is a slave to what you do with it, and command it to do. The programs force it to do your bidding, but it has a great ability to learn if programmed correctly....but it is hardly sentient.

I still ratiocinate that the main objection is what the mechanism looks like meaning this is kind of a form of prejudice...maybe. :-)

NOTE: The Bicentenial Man

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KentsOkay

9 years ago

That's just a little creepy for me... I dont wanna perfect wife, I want one with spunk

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kelseymhKentsOkay

Reply 9 years ago

Did you read the whole Sun article? I left out the really creepy sections...

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KentsOkayKentsOkay

Reply 9 years ago

O MAH FLYIN" SPEG MONSTAH!!! Not to sound racist, but I'm not surprised the chap's Asian, they seem to have such odd tendencies... For a robot wife, I'd much prefer the Terminator version:

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Tool Using AnimalKentsOkay

Reply 9 years ago

Old School rules! Cherry 2000, was the near perfect robot wife, except she needs waterproofing.

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Goodhartkelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

I am still looking for the "really creepy sections", are they in the video? (I can't view streaming video at work).

If you mean the "turning into a ...... partner", that isn't really much more creepier then adding vocals to a certain dolls for sale.

Not that this is anything I would be interested in, but I don't find it any odder either.

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kelseymhGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

The video itself is pretty weird. As someone else said, I think, sort of like those Futurama head-in-a-jar things. Then there's all the "perfect house slave/sex slave" implications. And the fact that this guy started with an idea of helping people, and turned it into his own private Stepford...