It was initially designed to sex up the voyeuristic nature of the surveillance state, hence the CCTV heads.

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Cardi-Bot will be available once a week for free public broadcasts where users can spin a tip-wheel to request different movements and conversation options.

Users who like what they see also have the option to enter a private, one-on-one session with Cardi-Bot where they can tip to request more intimate interactions.

"We wanted to offer people a free chance to interact with robots, which are cost prohibitive for most," said Cam Soda VP Daryn Parker, who calls Cardi-Bot the world's first sex robot people can control over the internet.

"We wanted to put our XXX spin on robotics," Parker added, "which is why Cardi-Bot can not only mimic human-like behavior, but also get down and dirty, all with the quick click of a button." For now, the "down and dirty" stuff appears limited to sexy dance moves.

After years of investment, the platform still falls well short of holding full, nuanced conversations, and feels less erotic than, well, robotic.."We've been working with Lovense for years now and making this an add-on to Cardi-Bot seemed like a natural evolution," Parker said.

"We can actually remove the pelvic area and replace it with the requested teledildonics tool, such as a Lovense Max or Nora.

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It's probably more likely to be awkward, rude, confusing, and elusive — just like this personality.

The user can then receive the feedback from the sex toy, once it's successfully paired up."Parker didn't offer specifics on how mechanics of the connection between person and machine would actually work, or what the user should actually expect to feel. It's an obvious gimmick meant to grab attention and pull visitors into the site above all else, but one that also might hint at a future where virtual sex workers blur the lines between fantasy and reality.