Experts in the field of sexual robotics are seriously working towards making sexbots (Love and Sex with Robots) a reality.
At the Second International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots in London, a range of technological, societal, and ethical dilemmas presented by the changing sexual landscape were discussed.
Researchers predict that sexbots will be used to fulfill everyday sexual needs (like masturbation), which will make real-time relationships more valuable and exciting while sexual relations with other real-life humans—spouses, partners, etc.—would be reserved for special occasions.
At the conference, researchers, however, warned that by turning to sexbots, humans may over-exert themselves to the point of collapse.
According to the Register, a Swiss researcher, Oliver Bendel, warned that; “If the machine over-exerts the human, it reduces the possibility of human sex.
In other words, flesh and bone (and desire) literally cannot keep up with a machine as the tireless robots could push their human lovers over the edge.
Questions raised at the Conference include; Should robots be able to “entice” people? How much data will they mine from humans to improve the sex? Should they have to reveal that they are robots?
The conference in London also showcased some of the latest developments in robotic sex toys, such as gadgets which allow couples to kiss, no matter how far apart they are.
The “Kissenger”, which attaches to your mobile phone, contains sensors to detect the pressure of a kiss and transmit it to your partner’s device in real time. It has been under development for several years.
“Sexbots” are a staple of science fiction — the idea of robots as sex partners is explored, for instance, in recent films and television series like “Ex-Machina” and “Westworld.”
Next year, US California-based company Abyss Creations will start marketing sex robots that are billed as life-like, with the ability to talk and move like humans.