Mc Mullen said he’s always had a desire to push the realism of his products forward into more humanlike interactivity, but the technology didn’t exist until recently.Harmony is the result of three years of experimentation.
” Realbotix CEO/creative director Matt Mc Mullen is rolling out a doll, whose name is Harmony, that has a robotic head. Mc Mullen, whose company is in San Marcos, is the founder of Abyss Creations which makes the Real Doll.During a demonstration on Tuesday, a software update caused some technical difficulties with Harmony’s speech center, which Mc Mullen operated from a hand-held tablet.Speaking with a Scottish lilt, Harmony whirred to life, opened her eyes and greeted Mc Mullen, saying how much she’d missed him since their last conversation and asked if he wanted to hear a joke or a poem. There’s still a bit of shake around the mouth when Harmony speaks and a slight metallic, echoing tone to her voice, but Harmony — priced around ,000 — is widely considered the most scientifically advanced human-style robot in the world.Then one day while walking through a department store, he was mesmerized by a human model posing as a mannequin.Inspired, he decided to create a female figure so realistic it could be mistaken for a human.
Buyers can choose from 16 body styles, 31 faces and five skin tones, with choice of eye color, hair and hand-painted features like freckles, veining, breast size, even a variety of nipple colors and styles (like perky, puffy or supple).