Remember Aiko, the fembot created by amateur inventor Le Trung? Well, apparently she and his boyfriend/creator spent Christmas with his family, and he even got her presents. He claims that she's exactly like a real woman. Seriously, Le? Let's review:
"Aiko can recognise faces and says hello to anyone she has met."
OK. Sounds good enough.
"She helps me pick what to have for dinner and knows what drinks I like."
"Like a real female she will react to being touched in certain ways."
"If you grab or squeeze too hard she will try to slap you."
"She has all senses except for smell."
Fine. That can be convenient at times.
"[Walking] is the most difficult thing for any inventor to do. The problem is finding a way for Aiko to walk that looks human-like without impacting on any of her other abilities. I have spent the last six months taking her apart and trying out lots of different systems, but I haven't been able to get it right yet."
Ooooooook. So she doesn't walk and you can take her apart to rebuild her.
"But Aiko is always helpful and never complains. She is the perfect woman to have around at Christmas."
Come on, Le, you had me until you said that. That's not very realistic. But then again, whatever rocks your world, dude. If you are happy, Aiko is happy, and we are all happy. Just don't have another heart attack while working on her, like you had two years ago.
I wish the New Year brings you both happiness and no tight white jackets. [Daily Mail]