The Trouble With Intercourse Robots

“Some people say it’s better they rape robots than rape real people.
In a world in which you can sleep with a prostitute and then murder her in the video game Grand Theft Auto, sex robots are misogynistic wish fulfillments.
While there have been calls for child sex robots to be banned from Britain, no one seems to be advocating a similar policy for their adult female counterparts.
One of the authors of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics report, Noel Sharkey, a professor of artificial intelligence and robotics at the University of Sheffield, England, said there are ethical arguments within the field about sex robots with “frigid” settings.
But it is also illegal to have sex with an adult woman who does not consent, and consenting is not something these robots are capable of.

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