After a year of contemplation, I no longer felt the same uneasiness I had during our first encounter.It could be that the novelty has worn off or the fact that Harmony was basically a head on a stick.
After demoing Harmony's admittedly corny stand-up abilities, Mc Mullen removed her wig exposing a mess of circuits, motors and wires.
On the eve of her debut, Harmony has ventured to the hotbed of consumer electronics with a new face, an updated AI and a few new friends.
When I first met Matt Mc Mullen, Harmony's creator and human chaperone, he planned to launch what I've called the world's first commercially viable sex robot in late 2017.
Harmony failed to launch in 2017, but Mc Mullen and his team have been hard at work, making improvements to Harmony's AI and the robotic head it's housed in.
He's now targeting the end of this month for a release date, and while he's says he's still refining the pricing, Realbotix modular robotic heads should cost between ,000 and ,000 at launch.
He then peeled back the silicone surface of her face to reveal a foam skeleton peppered with an array of small, round magnets.