Meet the Future: 10 Robots on the Rise


"It's really a labor of love," Hines told at the time, adding that it cost between $500,000 and $1 million and took about two-and-a-half years to create.

Customers interested in a Roxxxy companion can ask the company to customize the robot for their personal preferences. To create a robot that looks and acts like an ideal mate, customers fill out a questionnaire to give engineers clues about the robot's personality.

Though the prototype robot is modeled after a Caucasian fine arts student and is 5 feet 7 inches tall and 120 pounds, customers can choose hair color, eye color and other features, Hines said.

Honda's Humanoid Robot Can Run, Recognize Faces

Someday, this robot might help you around the house or take care of an older family member.

Honda's Asimo, which stands for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, was first developed as a helper in 1986 and has developed by leaps and bounds since. According to the company, it's the "World's Most Advanced Humanoid Robot."

Now the 4-foot robot can run at a speed of almost 4 mph, follow simple voice commands and recognize faces with camera eyes.

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