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Erobots and Erobotics

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Artificial companions; Artificial erotic agents; Artificial partners; Cybersexuality; Digisexuality; Lovebots; Lovotics; Love robots; Sexbots; Sex robots; Technosexuality.

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Erobots refers to all artificial erotic agents, as well as their enabling technologies, and interconnected, multilayered, and multi-agent systems.

Erobotics refer to the transdisciplinary field of research which intersects human-machine interaction and sexology, and focuses on human-machine erotic interaction and coevolution, as well as their related phenomena.

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Increasingly interactive, immersive, connected, and agential erotic technologies are giving rise to artificial erotic agents, or erobots, such as erotic chatbots, virtual partners, digital dating/romantic counselors, sex education tutors, and sex/love robots (Dubé & Anctil, 2020). These erobots are designed to be(come) holistic intimate partners and/or tutors, rather than mere objects used for sexual stimulation (e.g., sex...

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Dubé, S., Anctil, D. (2021). Erobots and Erobotics. In: Lykins, A.D. (eds) Encyclopedia of Sexuality and Gender. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-59531-3_100-1

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