If you needed any confirmation that the world is a very, very weird place, look no further than the latest advancements in technology. From the Hushme, a device which you place over your mouth to muffle your voice during private conversations, to the hair-growth helmet, modern innovation is a breeding ground for the weird and wonderful.

Something that sits firmly in the ‘weird’ category is robot strippers. That’s right. Robots who pole dance. This is what years of intricate computer science has led to…

After all, with robots now driving cars, working in warehouses and writing articles, it was only a matter of time before the metallic machines became more niche. When you combine this with the rise in popularity of sex robots, who can say they’re surprised that real women are being replaced by silicon strippers in gentlemen’s clubs?

In a contrast to all the apocalyptic robot movies that you’ve watched, the world isn’t about to be taken over by these ‘sexy’ animatronics, for there are currently only two computer crafted pole dancers who have been granted a permanent residency – in Las Vegas, naturally.

Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club, billed as the largest nightclub in the world, is welcoming the controversial contraptions through their red velvet curtains and onto their exclusive stage, where celebrities such as 50 Cent, Rihanna, Mike Tyson, Floyd Mayweather and Avril Lavigne have been entertained.