Yes, an inventor named Le Trang has created a robot that some are calling a Fembot, a “real-life Chobit,” and “incredibly scary.” Trang's invention? A robot named Aiko who can speak, read, have a conversation, and supposedly even has the ability to learn and mimic human touch. Apparently she was at New York Anime Fest (how did I miss this?!), so check out this video:
Now, this is pretty terrifying, but remember, it's even scarier for Japan. I mean, their birth rate was declining even before they invented something like this. On the other hand, Trang claims that Aiko is not intended to be a sex doll...but since when has that ever stopped anyone?