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Sex with Robots for Love Free Encounters

  • Lynne Hall
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10237)

Abstract

This paper considers sex with robots for love free encounters within the context of pornographic experiences. Leisure sex and pornography are briefly outlined, along with the potential of the market. Limited research on both the user experience of pornography and the physical functionality of sex robots is highlighted. The physical embodiment of sex robots is considered, questioning whether we need human-like robots or something else entirely. Technological advances for pornography and their relevance for sex robots are explored examining the potential offered through the integration of Virtual Reality, teledildonics, soft and wearable robots. The potential of categorising sex robots as fantasy hardware is considered seeking to provide a palatable terminology. This paper concludes that researchers need to engage with the Porn Sector in creating innovative sexual experiences with robots, aiming to create a new type of sexual experience, rather than replicating humans as seen in most science fiction.

Keywords

Sex robots Pornography Teledildonics Soft robots Human robot interaction User experience 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of SunderlandSunderlandUK

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