Intelligent machines: Call for a ban on robots designed as sex toys

Intelligent machines: Call for a ban on robots designed as sex toys 15 September 2015 From the section Technology Image copyright True Companion Image caption Robot ethicist Kathleen Richardson has called for a ban on sex robots like Roxxxy, currently a prototype A campaign has been launched calling for a ban on the development of robots that can be used for sex.Such a use of the technology is unnecessary and undesirable, said campaign leader Dr Kathleen Richardson.Sex dolls already on the market are becoming more sophisticated and some are now hoping to build artificial intelligence into their products. Those working in the field say that there is a need for such robots. Dr Richardson, a robot ethicist at De Montfort University in Leicester, wants to raise awareness of the issue…


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