Las Vegas strip club draws in CES crowd with robot strippers
Jan. 11 (UPI) — A Las Vegas strip club is cashing in on its proximity to the International Consumer Electronics Show with some unusual performers: robot strippers.
The mechanical exotic dancers, created by British artist Giles Walker, 50, are taking to the stage this week at the Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club to attract business from CES-goers.
“Come watch sparks fly as the Robo Twins shake their hardware and leave everyone wondering if those double Ds are real or made in ‘Silicone’ Valley,” the club said in promoting the robot dancers.
“We were looking for something creative to do during CES that would sort of match what was happening in town,” Peter Feinstein, managing partner at the club, told The Daily Beast.
Walker said the strippers, which have heads shaped like CCTV cameras, were inspired by the rise of security cameras across Britain, a form of surveillance he related to voyeurism for sexual pleasure.
Walker said that despite being the inventor of the robot strippers, he has reservations about the idea of a sex robot.
“They will invent the sex robot,” Walker told CNBC. “Everyone’s striving to do it. I’ve been approached as well, but I think it’s a really dark area. I’m loath to go there.”
“I didn’t build these to get involved in the sex industry. They weren’t about sex, they were about voyeurism,” he said. “I’ve been dragged into this side of things unintentionally, but I’m not complaining. It does pay the bills. I am a robot pimp in that way.”