The Sexbots Are Coming

Overview

aka The Sex Robots Are Coming

The Sexbots Are Coming follows the creation of one of the world's first sex robots: a sex doll that looks, moves and talks like no sex doll that's gone before.

Filmed over 2 years, this jaw-dropping documentary follows the sex robot’s maverick creator leading the design and construction process, and meets a man who can’t wait to have his own, technologically cutting-edge, artificial girlfriend.

Inside a sprawling 8,000 sq. ft. warehouse, north of San Diego, lies the Realbotix studio. It is here that founder Matt McMullen has been creating his sex robot. Over the last five years, Matt has been working with a team of robotics engineers and AI Programmers to develop this new model, who finally has a face, and is called Harmony.

The film also shows the home life of contributor James. James is 58, has been married for over 35 years, and has recently become a sex doll owner. He has accumulated 3 dolls in the 10 months since he was introduced to this world. He is excited about the advent of the sex robot, but what does his wife Tine think about it all, and the new house guests that now live with them?

However, not everyone is as excited as James about these technological advances. Dr Kathleen Richardson has founded the Campaign Against Sex Robots, and explains why she believes they endanger human relationships.

After 5 years of development, the sex robot is on its way to completion. The team still need to make sure they’ve ironed everything out before it becomes commercially available. Importantly, they need to test Harmony’s conversation skills, to see if her personality is up to scratch.

James believes that being intimate with a sex robot would be the ultimate dream, and can’t wait for the sex robot to hit the market. He’s given a privileged opportunity to test the robot’s AI skills and finally meets Harmony for a date… Will the doll be given the thumbs up?

 

Duration

  • 1 x 60'

Genre

  • Documentary
  • Science & Nature

Producer

  • Raw TV

Commissioning Broadcaster

  • Channel 4

Year of production

  • 2017