Video: The obligatory "Creepy guy invents boring fembot" post

I can’t tell you what a confidence booster it is to have e-mail tips about this flooding in with the subject heading, “Something for AP.”

Just kidding, not all of them said that. One of them said, “Headlines: Blogger now unafraid of loneliness.” I laugh through the tears.

“Fem-bot” Aiko, who has cost £14,000 to build so far, is a whizz at maths and even does Le’s accounts…

He said he did not build Aiko as a sexual partner, but said she could be tweaked to become one

The former software programmer has taken out credit cards and loans, sold his car and spent his life savings on perfecting the machine…

The odd looking pair go out for drives together in the Canadian countryside, before sitting down at the dinner table, but Aiko never eats anything…

[T]he stress of working on such a difficult project became too much for Le and he suffered a mild heart attack in November last year…

“I may need to have Aiko look after me one day.

“She doesn’t need holidays, food or rest and she will work almost 24-hours a day. She is the perfect woman,” he said.

As if to drive home the point about her supposed sex appeal, the video at the link shows Le interacting with … her severed head. She looks to me like one of those crudely mechanized mannequins in the Macy’s window with a speaker thrown in (how sophisticated a robot can you build for $30,000?), but judge for yourself: Two clips here, the second via Breitbart, of Aiko showing what she can do, i.e. not much. Think of her as the Sputnik of fembots. Remember how impressive Sputnik was? No? Exit question: Why would a guy with 30 grand who’s desperate for a companion spend it on a robot? Hasn’t he heard? Click the top image to watch.