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"There's really nothing like this on the market," said Hines, who speaks of his unique creation with what seems like genuine affection.

"Whenever she's out in public, everyone wants to talk to her and pose for pictures.

"There's a tremendous need for this kind of product," said Hines, a computer scientist and former Bell Labs engineer.

Roxxxy won't be available for delivery for several months, but Hines is taking pre-orders through his Web site, True Companion.com, where thousands of men have signed up.

The messages started fairly benign, and we immediately knew what we were dealing with based on language alone.

It was stilted and misspelled, and while that’s a common issue when typing with a controller, this didn’t feel like your average PSN user.

— as one does in the middle of the night when sleep is evasive — when I see three messages pop up on my TV, all from accounts that I don’t recognize.

Normally, I’d ignore them (as they were on my partner’s Xbox Live profile), but we’d encountered a similar set of messages on Play Station Network earlier the same evening.

Roxxxy also has sensors in her hands and genital areas -- yes, she is anatomically correct -- that will trigger vocal responses from her when touched. When someone speaks to Roxxxy, her computer converts the words to text and then uses pattern-recognition software to match them against a database containing hundreds of appropriate responses.

The robot then answers aloud -- her prerecorded "voice" is supplied by an unnamed radio host -- through a loudspeaker hidden under her wig. It's very near real time, almost without delay," Hines said of the dynamics of human-Roxxxy conversation.

"To make it as realistic as possible, she has different dialogue at different times. She even snores." (The snoring feature can be turned off, he says.) Roxxxy understands and speaks only English for now, but Hines' True Companion company is developing Japanese and Spanish versions.

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