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combatpainter Fezian Inactive Member23 Jan 2013 6:12 a.m. PST

I watched "Westworld" the other day with my son. I just had this thought. I know the Asians are working on something like this.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 6:18 a.m. PST


Lonkka1Actual23 Jan 2013 6:25 a.m. PST

Doesn't cook though…

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 6:39 a.m. PST

Great. A wife that has super-human mechanical strength and could snap a spine like you snap a bit of leftover sprue. It's all great until she realizes the new smart phone is WAY smarter than you. And won't ever get a paunch.

Martin Rapier23 Jan 2013 6:46 a.m. PST

Wouldn't it be a bit….boring?

altfritz23 Jan 2013 6:54 a.m. PST

We use AT-43 Therians (the "female" ones) in our Retro-sci/fi campaign. They form Drang's * "ex-wive club": whenever he tires of a wife, after blasting her into space she is reanimated as a part-robot, part-human servitor. They form some of his most loyal, and most cruel and devious minions.

* "Drang the Dreadful" (aka "Ming the Merciless")

T Meier Inactive Member23 Jan 2013 6:54 a.m. PST

Wouldn't it be a bit….boring?

You could program it not to be.

More likely something like the empathetic pets in 'Blade Runner'.

Keraunos Inactive Member23 Jan 2013 7:13 a.m. PST

cherry 2000?

Klebert L Hall Inactive Member23 Jan 2013 7:21 a.m. PST

Well, they won't be wives for a very long time, I expect…
Robot bleep-dolls/servants? Yes.


VCarter Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 7:27 a.m. PST

Equal right for manufactured life forms!

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 7:31 a.m. PST

I prefer Jack Vance's phanes.

skinkmasterreturns23 Jan 2013 7:36 a.m. PST

The Stepford wives.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian23 Jan 2013 7:48 a.m. PST

But phanes die…

Mr Clean 72 Inactive Member23 Jan 2013 8:38 a.m. PST

Wives?Dont talk to me about wives.

gweirda Inactive Member23 Jan 2013 8:41 a.m. PST

Harry wasn't happy with his…


Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 11:21 a.m. PST

I doubt we'll ever get biologically realistic androids like the movies. If we are lucky we'll get something like a cross between an actroid, the HRP-4C and a Realdoll. I don't think robots will pass for human any time soon.

As for robots having super strength, it's like expecting all small town cars to have a W16 1001 horsepower engine as standard, laser pointers to go into the 20 megawatt range and expecting your assault rifle to punch through the front plate of an M1 tank a mile away. A robot running about doing standard light work will probably drain its batteries faster than the most power hungry smart phone today.

I do foresee a huge potential in the sex industry, operating in places where prostitution is illegal, doing away with STD, furthering female emancipation etc.

Sparker Inactive Member23 Jan 2013 2:02 p.m. PST

How would you know if they ever got stuck in a loop?

'Put down that paintbrush and get cracking out back''Put down that paintbrush and get cracking out back''Put down that paintbrush and get cracking out back''Put down that paintbrush and get cracking out back''Put down that paintbrush and get cracking out back'…

Garand23 Jan 2013 2:47 p.m. PST

Don't care if we ever get robot wives, as long as I can get my Marilyn Munrobot…


Lentulus23 Jan 2013 3:01 p.m. PST
bsrlee23 Jan 2013 3:22 p.m. PST

You're all sick. Sick, sick, sick…..

Where do I sign up for the Kickstarter?

Zephyr123 Jan 2013 3:25 p.m. PST

Yeah, what happened to Harry Mudd should be a warning to everyone….

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member23 Jan 2013 5:57 p.m. PST

I'll take all your real ones then… evil grin

CraigH Inactive Member23 Jan 2013 8:31 p.m. PST

Reference: Kickstarter

Wonder what the stretch goals would be…

kreoseus2 Inactive Member24 Jan 2013 1:01 a.m. PST


Done ! Can you collect, the postage would be a bit pricey?

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member24 Jan 2013 11:52 a.m. PST

Sure be right there.

Whatisitgood4atwork Inactive Member24 Jan 2013 6:28 p.m. PST

Robot spouses may be some way off. Robot figure painters would be much, much easier. Even if they can only do the block-work, then sign me up.

TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2013 7:58 p.m. PST

Just tell everyone they are a 1:1 scale miniature. Problem solved.

Tankboy1972 Inactive Member07 Feb 2013 10:11 a.m. PST

According to various ex-girlfriends of mine it's the only hope for a quite large percentage of people at wargames show's.

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