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Canadian Man Builds Himself Robot Girlfriend
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A Canadian man, apparently unable to find the perfect woman, has done the next best thing — he's built himself one.

Le Trung, a 33-year-old software engineer who lives with his parents in Brampton, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto, says he's spent about $20,000 so far on Aiko, a 5-foot-tall female android with clear skin, a slim if shapely figure and a wonderful disposition.

"She can recognize faces, she can identify medication, she can even butter your toast," Le Trung tells the Toronto Globe and Mail.

Not only that, but Aiko speaks — in both English and, for some reason, Japanese. (Le Trung has a Vietnamese name.) She can also read.

"Aiko is what happens when science meets beauty," Le Trung tells the Sun of London. "Aiko doesn't need holidays, food or rest, and will work almost 24 hours a day. She is the perfect woman."

She still can't walk, however. That will take a lot more work and, Le Trung tells the Globe and Mail, a new round of funding. He hopes to create and sell more pretty female robots in the future.

But, ahem, is there more than just companionship involved?

"Aiko is still a virgin, AND NO I do not sleep with her," he writes on the Project Aiko Web site, though he admits that she "has sensors in her body including her private parts, and yes even down there."
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OMG lol.
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It's a Persocom.
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He has no life apparently. Going to be the next 40yr old virgin
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As if building a robot girlfriend wasn't creepy enough, this guy kicks it up a notch by making her appear to be 12 years old.....
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The saddest part is that he's capable of building something like this, and yet is still living with his parents at 33. I mean, no wonder he can't find a girlfriend.
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my god.(starts learning software engeeneeeeeeeeeering)
    
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Originally Posted by corky dorkelson View Post
As if building a robot girlfriend wasn't creepy enough, this guy kicks it up a notch by making her appear to be 12 years old.....
LOL! She does!
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What's the point in making that if you're not going to have sex with it?
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Wow.
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