Hef and the Stockton guy’s robot

Here’s the blurb that Playboy ran after High Hefner’s friends gave him “a new mansion staffer” made by Android Amusements, the company created by Gene Beley, now of Stockton.

For a website showing all by robots made by Android Amusements, click here.

You’ll see a couple human-like models. “The fist ones I toyed with was the android mannequin,” Gene Beley recalled. “Adam android. We had a mannequin factory nearby” to the Irwindale factory.

“I got hired by department store in Oregon. We’d have the mannequin, Adam. These old farmers would come in, and we’d have the head move. And it’d freak ‘em out.”

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