Over the past few months, Robots have been in the news for a variety of reasons. While one Robot, Fabio, was fired from a supermarket for confusing customers, another Robot, Sophia, became the world’s first Robot citizen. Yet another robot, Samantha, is a sex doll who not only reacts to the touch and voice of users but also, the makers claim, orgasms more for nice men. And now, yet another piece of news on robots is going viral. And that is, a pair of robot strippers will be performing at an NYC club on the coming Friday and Saturday! They would be performing at the Sapphire 39 strip club in midtown Manhattan. The ‘Robot Twins’ first made headlines when they performed in a Las Vegas gentleman’s club at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show.
To watch the android adult entertainers, visitors to the club would have to part with USD 30. The Daily Mail states that the Robot Twins will allure onlookers with their gyrating hips and smooth moves sliding up and down stripper poles. The description of the event states that this will be the Robo Twins’ ‘only New York appearance’ before they ‘go across the pond’ to London. The robots strippers were created by British artist Giles Walker created the duo to comment on power and voyeurism. He states that the Robo Twins were invited to the New York club after they ‘created a lot of interesting debate over in Las Vegas during the CES event at the beginning of the month. In a tweet, the club states that the Robo Twins prefer cash or credit due to the volatility of cryptocurrency!
Reportedly, all of Walker’s works of art are aimed at commenting on social issues. The pole-dancing robots are made of scrap parts from mannequins, car parts and other rubbish. These Robot Twins are a comment on the nature of surveillance, power and voyeurism. Walker has been quoted saying that bizarre terminology used to ‘sex-up’ current events at the time led him to the idea of doing the same for a CCTV. He, however, took a lot of inspiration from real strippers. The robots were created by Walker in 2012 for a show called ‘Peepshow’ and have also performed at adult exhibition Sexpo in Melbourne in 2016.