Love and Sex with Robots

Second International Conference, LSR 2016, London, UK, December 19-20, 2016, Revised Selected Papers

  • Adrian David Cheok
  • Kate Devlin
  • David Levy
Conference proceedings LSR 2016

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10237)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 10237)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Keynote Talk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David Levy
      Pages 3-13
  3. Papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Daisuke Yukita, Fathima Assilmia, Nadira Anndhini, Dolhathai Kaewsermwong
      Pages 40-49
    3. Sergio Casas, Cristina Portalés, María Vidal-González, Inma García-Pereira, Marcos Fernández
      Pages 50-63
    4. Trudy Barber
      Pages 64-71
    5. Jessica M. Szczuka, Nicole C. Krämer
      Pages 72-83
    6. Martine Mussies, Emiel Maliepaard
      Pages 84-96
    7. Riley Richards, Chelsea Coss, Jace Quinn
      Pages 97-103
    8. Nobuhiro Jinnai, Hidenobu Sumioka, Takashi Minato, Hiroshi Ishiguro
      Pages 104-114
    9. Emma Yann Zhang, Shogo Nishiguchi, Adrian David Cheok, Yukihiro Morisawa
      Pages 115-127
    10. Lynne Hall
      Pages 128-136
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 149-149

About these proceedings


This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Love and Sex with Robots 2016 in December 2016, in London, UK.

The 12 revised papers presented together with 1 keynote were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 38 submissions.

The papers of the Second International Conference have been accepted and reviewed in 2015 but could not be presented as there was no conference in 2015 but at the conference in 2016.

The topics of the conferences were as follows: robot emotions, humanoid robots, clone robots, entertainment robots, robot personalities, teledildonics, intelligent electronic sex hardware, gender approaches, affective approaches, psychological approaches, sociological approaches, roboethics, and philosophical approaches.

The papers from the First International Conference 2015 were as follows: 

  • The Impact of a Humanlike Communication Medium on The Development of Intimate Human Relationship 
  •  Kissenger – Development of a Real-Time Internet Kiss Communication Interface for Mobile Phones 
  •  Sex with Robots for Love Free Encounters

The papers from the Second International Conference 2016 were as follows: 

  • Why Not Marry a Robot? 
  • Sex Robots from the Perspective of Machine Ethics 
  • Affective Labor and Technologies of Gender in Wei Yahua’s “Conjugal Happiness in the Arms of Morpheus” 
  • Teletongue: A Lollipop Device For Remote Oral Interaction 
  • ROMOT: a Robotic 3D-Movie Theater Allowing Interaction and Multimodal  Experiences 
  • For the Love of Artifice 2: Attachment 
  • Influences on the Intention to buy a Sex Robot: An empirical study on influences of personality traits and personal characteristics on the intention to  buy a sex robot 
  • The Cyborg Mermaid (or how technè can help the misfits fit in) 
  • Exploration of Relational Factors and the Likelihood of a Sexual Robotic Experience 
  • Robots, and Intimacies; A Preliminary Study of Perceptions of Robots and Intimacies with Robots


artificial intelligence augmented reality haptic interfaces Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) human-robot interaction lovotics mobile phones robotics robots sensors service robots sex robots teledildonics virtual reality

Editors and affiliations

  • Adrian David Cheok
    • 1
  • Kate Devlin
    • 2
  • David Levy
    • 3
  1. 1.City, University of LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Goldsmiths, University of LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Intelligent Toys Ltd.LondonUnited Kingdom

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