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05 October 2009

Sex Robots and Pleasure Machines

According to Rodney Brooks, respected MIT professor of machine intelligence and robotics, it is highly likely that sex robots will be an important economic engine driving the age of intelligent machines.
... if you listen to US robotics scientist Professor Rodney Brooks, robots of the future are more likely to be dominatrix than dominating.

He says the scientific pursuit of socially-aware robots — ones that operate according to senses in almost human-like form, as opposed to industrial and military robots — has been sidetracked by the hot button (so to speak) topic of sex with machines.

Australian-born Prof Brooks, former head of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, said it was inevitable, and there was precedent, that such technology would be used for sexual purposes.

"Every technology that we've had, there has been a sexual driver of it," he said.

"I mean, that's certainly true of photographs in the 19th century; and home video players were really driven by sex; and of course the web has been a major source of sex. _SexRobotsPleasureMachines
Professor Brooks is no dummy. He understands human motivation. The only question is: "Will realistic sex robots arrive before the singularity -- when we will all upload our minds into machine bodies?" Certainly if we all have machine bodies anyway, the rationale for developing bio-realistic sex robots will have been weakened somewhat.

According to The Futurist blog, the Singularity will not arrive until 2060, at the earliest. This gives sex robot makers a good 50 years to ply their trade.

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