Robot Ethicists Call For Ban On Mechanical Sex Toys

Robot ethicists are calling for a ban on robot sex toys as the industry continues to focus on artificial intelligence. By Tyler MacDonald | Sep 16, 2015 04:01 PM EDT Roxxxy is the world’s first robot sex toy and is designed to hold conversations with its user. (Photo : Twitter/JamieJBartlett) Robot ethicist are pushing for a ban on machines designed to be sex toys as sex dolls continue to grow increasingly complex and the robotics industry looks to add artificial intelligence into their products, according to BBC News. “Sex robots seem to be a growing focus in the robotics industry,” said Kathleen Richardson, a robot ethicist at De Montfort University in Leicester. “The models that they draw on – how they will look, what roles they would play – are very…


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