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artificial intelligence, courtship, emulator, erogenous zone, erotic stimulation, orgasm, pair bonding, sexual intercourse


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Humanized Robots Explore Human Sexuality

A computerized human nervous system function emulator (HNSFE) has been expanded to include elements of courtship, pair bonding, erotic stimulation and sexual intercourse, producing a human sexual function emulator (HSFE). The HNSFE is a biologically-inspired, open systems, multitasking, multiprocessor, IEEE 1275 program which imitates many neural-cognitive operations of the human brain. It is the control element of the author's robotic "Android with Neural Network, Intellect and Emotions" (ANNIE).

For this experiment two artificial people were created: a male (mANNIE) and a female (fANNIE). Their personality and memory files were customized to represent a stereotypical man and woman. The experimental apparatus included a display and camera for each individual, to enable facial gesture expression and recognition. Audio output and input was provided for speech synthesis and recognition. Bidirectional optical and radio frequency back-channels were supplied to facilitate subconscious interpersonal communications. Each individual was supplied with simulated erogenous zones and the means to stimulate them. Elements of normal human courtship as described by Devereux (1903) was included in the behavioral portion of this emulator, as well as the four phase model of the human sexual response cycle described by Masters and Johnson (1966) for each gender.

Depending on initial conditions set by the observer and a random factor, the male-female pair would show romantic interest in each other, engage in sexual behavior and attain an orgasmic outcome. If the results of an encounter were positive, subsequent encounters occurred with increased frequency; the reverse was also true.

The HNSFE was shown to be adaptable to realistic emulation of human male-female courtship and sexual functioning. Reproduction of new artificial entities via the HSFE following simulated mating is discussed.


Paul Frenger MD, President (A Working Hypothesis, Inc.)

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A Working Hypothesis, Inc


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