Then one day while walking through a department store, he was mesmerized by a human model posing as a mannequin.Inspired, he decided to create a female figure so realistic it could be mistaken for a human.Once the animatronic head is available in January, it will deliver the avatar’s speech via a Bluetooth speaker.
So far, several thousand Harmony AI apps have been purchased worldwide and Mc Mullen said some users are talking to their avatars up to 10 hours a day.
Mc Mullen grew up drawing, painting and working in mixed-media art until in his 20s he discovered a passion for sculpting, specializing in creating lifelike female figures 12 to 18 inches tall.
That talent landed him a job at a Halloween mask factory in San Diego, where he learned the technique of injection molding.
And women’s advocates say owners could realistically rehearse plans for violent sexual acts with the interactive dolls.
But Mc Mullen, the CEO and creative director for Realbotix, a subsidiary of his doll-making factory Abyss Creations, said critics of Harmony have it all wrong.