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Robots: Human-Robot Love

Posted 2 Feb 2009 at 14:08 UTC by mwaibel Share This

Ever fallen in love with a robot? Married a robot - or dreamt about it? Wondered about sex with a robot, and wished there were an X- (or XXX-) prize for this problem, a competition for robots to pass a sexual Turing test? As social anthropologist Kathleen Richardson researching human-robot relationships points out in the latest Robots podcast, humans are very diverse. They can fall in love with - and have sex with - many things. David Levy, author of Love and Sex with Robots, thinks marriage, love and sex with robots will inevitably become main stream - the latter starting within the next 5 years. For two controversial views on the subject, tune in to the latest podcast episode, Human-Robot Love.

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