Creepy ultra-realistic SEX robots are facing UK ban
SOPHISTICATED sex robots are unnecessary, undesirable and should be BANNED, a new campaign has claimed.
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A campaign has been launched to try and ban the development of ultra-realistic sex robots.
Using sophisticated robotics to develop realistic human dolls capable of performing sex acts is "very disturbing indeed," said campaign leader Dr Kathleen Richardson.
Sex dolls are increasingly becoming more and more realistic, with many manufacturers now striving to build artificial intelligence into the products.
But Dr Richardson – a robot ethicist at De Montfort University, in Leicester – is hoping to raise awareness of the issue and persuade those working on the advanced sex 'bots to rethink their technology.
The news comes weeks after Dr Helen Driscoll – a leading on authority on the psychology of sex and relationships – claimed sex with robots would become the social norm within the next 50 years.
"Sex Tech is already advancing at a pace and in 50 years' time physical relationships will seem very primitive," she said.
But Dr Richardson strongly disagrees.
The De Montfort academic told the BBC: "Sex robots seem to be a growing focus in the robotics industry and the models that they draw on - how they will look, what roles they would play - are very disturbing indeed."
Dr Richardson believes humanoid sex robots reinforce traditional and damaging stereotypes of women.
It also perpetuates the view that a relationship does not need to be more than simply physical....MORE
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