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I like the image, but it seems like it belonged on the cover of a science-fiction magazine, not in an ad for Revere kitchen ware. After all, a woman marrying a robot raises a few intriguing questions.

Saturday Evening Post - Nov 15, 1947

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Sep 27, 2022
     Category: Advertising | AI, Robots and Other Automatons | Marriage | 1940s

I have been reading through Asimov's Robot and Foundation novels lately and one of the characters takes on a robot as a sexual object in the story with full knowledge of its origin. (It's a humaniform robot, nearly indistinguishable from an actual human.)
Posted by KDP on 09/27/22 at 10:54 AM
Classic scene from "Coupling" -- Susan looks at a vibrator and says: "Yes, but can it mow the lawn?"

Things I wonder about:

1) Do the spring legs give him some kind of extra action?
2) Is she going to become obsessed with keeping his battery level up?
3) Does she have to program every little detail or does he have an AI?
4) How easy is it to get joint lubricating oil out of satin sheets?
and the list goes on and on . . .
Posted by Phideaux on 09/27/22 at 11:20 AM
Given that a 1947 robot would use vacuum tubes, they'd have a hot time in the sack, but I think he's missing a very important part.
Posted by ges on 09/27/22 at 09:23 PM
@ges -- It's probably like landing gear on an airplane, retracted when not in use. Probably done with hydraulics . . .
Posted by Phideaux on 09/27/22 at 10:58 PM
I've read that web-comic... (Chester 5000, it's called.)
Posted by Richard Bos on 10/01/22 at 10:18 AM
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