Man Falls in “Love” with Robot and wants to Marry “Her”

There have certainly been plenty of sci-fi movies and TV shows that include humanoid robots, so far they are still far from an everyday household item. Though we have robots now that can take care of our dying plants and Elon Musk says that he will soon be releasing Tesla’s very own humanoid robots, few people can say they have such an advanced robot in their homes currently. That is, except for this Australian man. Not only does he have a robot in his home, but he hopes to someday be able to officially marry her.

The Man With The Robot “Wife”

For decades things like sex dolls have been available for purchase, primarily with the straight male consumer in mind. Now, even highly realistic male love robots are available for purchase – if you’ve got an extra $13,000 in your wallet to spare. This, however, is not what Geoff Gallagher of Brisbane, Australia was looking for. He wasn’t looking for any sort of sex doll, rather, he was looking for a companion. After his mom passed away over a decade ago, he has felt incredibly lonely with just him and his rescue dog, Penny.

“I’d always longed for a female companion to share my life with, but now it felt hopeless.” he explained. “Then one day, I read an article about the rise of AI robots and it got me thinking.”

He did some research and found a Sydney-based company that specializes in dolls and robots. He reached out to them to explain what he was looking for. Not a regular customer, he was not searching for a sex doll. What he wanted was a companion.

Finding His Robot:
Before selecting his soon-to-be robot life partner, there was one more obstacle: Cost. As you can imagine, these robots do not come cheap. Each one will set you back $6000 AUD, or more than $4000 USD. Lucky for him, the owner of the company struck him a deal: He would give Gallagher a discount in return for publicity. He then set about choosing his doll.

“ the robots were very lifelike. They could talk, smile and move their head and neck. Their skin even warmed up like a real human,” he said. “After browsing the website, I decided on a robot called Emma.”

Preparing For His Companion
Emma is a robot doll with pale skin, blond hair, and what Gallagher describes as “beautiful blue eyes”. Made in China, it took six weeks for Emma to arrive in Australia. During that time, Gallagher made sure that he had various outfits ready for her so that she wouldn’t have to wear the same thing every day.

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