Will we ever want to have sex with robots?

Will we ever want to have sex with robots?

[Ed note: The BBC is now covering questions asked of Anthony Weiner?]

Meet Roxxxy, the sex robot with a triple XXX. Depending on your view, “she” is either at the cutting edge of the human-robot interface, or a modern reflection on some men’s difficulties in relating to real-life partners.

While sex aids are nothing new, what makes Roxxxy different is that “we’ve taken artificial intelligence” and “combined it with a human form,” says creator Douglas Hines.

Of course, humanoid robots have been the stuff of science fiction for decades – ever since Fritz Lang’s 1927 film Metropolis, or Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot stories.

The reality is somewhat more clunky.

Walking robots currently have little commercial value – they are expensive and are prone to falling over if they are placed on anything other than a flat surface.

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