By Dianne R. Davis
Photos by Dianne R. Davis or Burt Davis unless otherwise indicated.
Sapphire Gentlemen's Club Debuts Robotic Exotic Dancers For CES Week
Can a live female pole dancer be replaced by a robot? That 's a question that was posed at the Sapphire Gentlemen's Club during CES week.
Since their inception, robots have been used to make humans’ lives easier. These days it seems robots can do anything from vacuuming the floor to exploring another planet to building a car or diffusing a bomb. But now the game has changed, as a robot has been developed strictly for personal entertainment purposes.
Sapphire, know as the world's largest gentlemen's club, imported the first robotic exotic dancers from London and presented them at a special event on Monday January 8,2018 just prior to the opening of CES, the world's gathering place for consumer technology.
Peter Feinstein, Sapphire's managing partner, introduced the pair at a reception in Sapphire's showroom. He said that the club wanted to do something different during CES week. Since the demographics of CES attendees had changed, he felt that a technical addition to the club would be in order.
The crowd cheered for the new dancers
The fully animated electronic twins, #R2DoubleD and #Triple CPU were unveiled as the music from 2001 A Space Odyssey played. Audience members cheered and applauded as the robotic entities entertained with their erotic gyrations on the poles.
The ceremonial unveil with music and lights was in keeping with the spirit of Las Vegas. The audience, a mix of media, both men and women, and other invited guests cheered the dancers as they shook, swiveled and gyrated their hardware and even contributed to the tip jars. It certainly was a photo opportunity.
Photo by Burt Davis
Performances by scantily clad women employed by the club gave viewers a chance to compare women versus technological equipment. Can the gyrating robots replace live dancers? The consensus was no, there's nothing like the real thing, um, real woman, but these high priced novelty items certainly are entertaining in their own way.
Photo by Dianne Davis
Sapphire, located at 3025 Sammy Davis Junior Drive in Las Vegas, is the World's Largest Gentlemen's Club with 70,000 square feet of topless entertainment. It is open all day and night, all year to patrons 21 and over.
And about those robotic dancers. Creator Giles Walker, a scrap metal artist, was on hand at the unveil and let folks know that he's willing to rent them out for parties. Hmm.