Sexbot advertising promises more than just sex toys. It is also trying to sell us a soulmate or trusted friend.
An increasing demand for sex robots is concerning, as there are ethical concerns about a possible related increase in gender-based violence.
Beyond revolutionizing sex and intimacy, erotic technologies have applications in health care, education and research. Erobotics explores implications and possibilities of these technologies.
Intimacy with robots is closer than you think, and cities are already fighting the advent of sexbot brothels. Yet society has barely begun to explore their implications.
Developments in technologies like robotics and virtual reality are opening new possibilities for sexual experiences.
Rather than solving any problems, sex bots could be empowerment tools for those who sexually offend against women and children. But more evidence is needed to know for sure.
Humans are already imposing our barely understood sexual ethic upon machines.