Matt McMullen is the artist, design director and founder of Realbotix, a creator and manufacturer of human-like robots, like LiveDoll Harmony and RoboHunk Henry. He started his first company Abyss Creations, the manufacturer of Realdoll, out of his garage in 1997. For the past 20 years, he has been creating the “The World’s Finest Love Dolls”, as well as undertaking multiple custom projects along the way. McMullen’s dolls have popped up on more than 20 television shows and also co-starred in 10 films.
Now, his focus is on integrating the emerging technologies of AI and robotics with the silicon doll art he has perfected throughout his career. It is Matt’s belief that a new alternative form of relationship can be possible with this combination of art, engineering, and programming, and that robots can one day become more than single task machines; They can become our friends, our companions, and maybe even our partners.