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HUM: The world’s first artificially intelligent vibrator

HUM is the world’s first robotic, artificially intelligent vibrator. It’s Arduino hackable, charged wirelessly, waterproof, and it may revolutionise the way we use sex toys because believe it or not, it’s designed by physicists.

HUM has a 3D-printed internal structure, custom circuitry and pressure sensors, and thousands of lines of sophisticated computer code so the vibrator feels your touch and move, then responds back. Regular vibrators have one or two speed settings and vibration patterns, but HUM actually learns what your body likes and acts accordingly.

It was created by Aaron Tynes Hammack, Jonathan Driscoll (both of whom are physicists) and Sunny Allen, with Allen being the de facto product tester.

The other sex toys available “made me think of a crappy lover”, Driscoll told The Daily Dot. “You know, totally self-absorbed, with not a care in the world about how it’s affecting the other person… the best lovers feel you. They respond, and notice, and learn, and explore… so I thought, well, can you put that into a sex toy? What’s the computer code equivalent to being a good lover?”

Image via HUM

Image via HUM

You can actually see the HUM in action below during its ‘maiden voyage’. It’s smart enough to sense what your body is doing and responds in sync, drawing out and accentuating the experience.

HUM’s main chip is an ARM M4F, with a math coprocessor, running at 80 MHz. It’s fully compatible with the Arduino development environment, and in their own words, it’s “a sex-tech hacker’s coding dream come true”. You can write new programs for HUM, as well as access your own orgasm data.

Image via HUM/Indiegogo

Image via HUM/Indiegogo

HUM was just successfully funded on Indiegogo clearing its $US50,000 goal by a few grand. The vibrator was being offered for a $AU195 pledge (with shipping included).

So far HUM has received a huge amount of praise for its technology. But one Redditor summed it up just perfectly: “The pinnacle of human ingenuity and innovative spirit has been achieved. If the end of our species came today, we can rest easy that we have achieved the pinnacle of our evolution. Nothing will ever come close to this.”

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    Brent

    Saturday 24 January 2015

    What the world is (or will be) coming (sp) to?

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