Nobuhiro Takahashi and his colleagues at the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo have made a robotic butt.
Called SHIRI, it is “a buttocks humanoid robot that expresses various emotions with organic movements of the artificial muscles.”
You know, all those emotions humans express with their butts. As the video above shows, SHIRI responds to different stimuli in different ways. Go ahead, try it. Caress, tickle, poke or slap that ass. (Skip to 2:30 in the video to see a guy go to town.)
Takahashi, the inventor, is also working on a hugging machine and a kissing simulator. Does he think that building a sex robot will be less weird if he just builds body parts one at a time? We all know what you’re doing!