Academics to discuss pros and cons of sex with robots

KUALA LUMPUR • Technological advancements are making sex with lifelike robots a possibility in the future, but critics argue that it will open a can of worms for the society ahead of a debate in conservative Malaysia to explore its merits and immoralities. The international congress Love and Sex with Robots, which is in its second year, will take place on Nov 16 at the Black Box and White Box arts complex in the Mall of Medini near Legoland Malaysia Resort in Johor. There, academics will discuss the legal, ethical and moral issues of bedding robots as well as topics, such as “teledildonics”, or Internet-connected sex toys which virtually allow a couple to feel each other in real time. A proponent of human-robot romance, Mr David Levy, who co-chairs the…


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