[ExI] Disappointment

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Sat Sep 26 15:51:16 UTC 2015

Pepper the robot's contract bans users from having sex with it.


Buyers of a robot engineered to be emotionally responsive to humans
have been banned from having sex with it. The creators of the robot
have specified in their user contract that buyers must not use it for
"acts for the purpose of sexual or indecent behaviour."

Earlier this month a campaign led by experts in robot ethics was
launched calling for an outright ban on sex robots. The authors of the
campaign argued that the creation of sex robots would perpetuate the
"inferiority of women and children" and their perception as "sex

And robots capable of satisfying our sexual desires aren't so
farfetched. Sex doll company True Companion is developing a sex robot
that will "always turned on and ready to talk or play". Known as
Roxxxy, the sex robot is due to go on sale later this year.


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