Robot chat sex
Although sex dolls, in various incarnations, have been around for quite a while, there is a stigma around their use, and making them high-tech and somewhat interactive may not change this.You’re not going to drop the purchase of a sex robot into conversation like you would with a new i Phone.
In the event that a sex robot can behave in a lifelike manner indistinguishable from that of a human being, will they need to give consent?“Mc Mullen moves behind [Harmony] and flips a switch. All of the two-way interaction comes from the neck up. Her body remains motionless: it contains no moving parts.In Matt’s hand is the i Pad running the app that controls Harmony’s AI, Harmony’s brains.” In her new book Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots, Kate Devlin, a researcher in the fields of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and AI at King’s College London, describes her first encounter with Harmony, the prototype sex robot developed at Abyss Creations in San Marcos, California by its chief executive Matt Mc Mullen.Harmony has the lifeless silicone body of a sex doll but her head is 100 per cent robotic and comes equipped with an artificially intelligent brain of sorts so “she” can tilt her head towards you, blink, and hold a conversation (in a soft Scottish accent).