Some people have super-intelligence that they squander on the couch eating Doritos and watching "Weird Science" on TBS. Other people, like 33-year-old inventor Le Trung, take that potential and push it to reach glorious new heights by making their own robot girlfriend.
Aiko, Lee's robotic companion, is a math genius who handles Le's accounts and can speak 13,000 different sentences in English and Japanese. She has enviable measurements and performs simple household tasks and cleaning. Unlike the similar-looking love dolls, Aiko is not manufactured for sex, although according to Le she could be "tweaked" to become a sexual partner.
"Her software could be redesigned to simulate her having an orgasm and reacting to touch as if she is playing hard to get or being straight to the point," he said.
A child genius, Le devoted his considerable brainpower and all of his life savings on perfecting the fembot, who he says draws mixed reactions. "Women are generally impressed and try to talk to her. But the men always want to touch her, and if they do it in the wrong way they get a slap," he says.