Sex robots are being made to look like customers’ dead wives… and one firm insists it’s the best way to help with their grief

Douglas Hines, the engineer who brings True Companion’s customisable bots to life, told us there’s far more to his sex robots than meets the eye.

The talking sex toys can be fully customised, with the option to model the robots’ faces after loved ones.

This has led to Roxxxy, the pioneering company’s customisable sex robot, proving extremely popular with bereaved men who want a doll resembling their dead wives.

Alongside requests for celebrity lookalikes, this is the most common thing customers are looking for.

He said: “Maybe 50 per cent [of customers] are people who want a custom robot for family members.

“That’s what True Companion is all about and that’s why it’s called True Companion.”

He also explained that, for many people, the social aspects of owning a sexbot are far more important than the physical side of things.

The engineer said: “80 per cent of involvement is social, meaning the interaction which is a bit mundane and conversational.

“But maybe 10-20 per cent is the actual physical engagement with the robot, from a sexual perspective.

“Most of the customers are just people looking for companionship, a loving touch and a warm embrace.”