Updated November 25, 2016 16:44:34
A UK academic is campaigning against sex robots, arguing they are dehumanising, isolating and will encourage people to consider women as property.
Hyper-realistic sex dolls are already widely available, but sex robots are still in development.
Abyss Creations, the maker of life-size sex dolls RealDoll, has told The New York Times they are bringing the future of sex dolls closer by building animatronics into its creations.
Kathleen Richardson, a senior research fellow in the ethics of robotics at De Montfort University, started the Campaign Against Sex Robots.
“I want people to stop thinking about the word ‘robot’ and think about the word ‘property’, and what we’re being encouraged to do is have relationships with property,” she told the ABC’s Lateline program.
She …