As advancements in robot technology and artificial intelligence achieve a milestone every day, sex toy industry is not spared from the trend. Recently a New Jersey-based company True Companion announced that it will soon launch the world’s first sex robot called Roxxxy, which has artificial intelligence.
However some experts don’t think it is a good idea to offer sex robots with artificial intelligence. On Tuesday, a group of experts launched a campaign against the use of sex robots, claiming that such introduction could worsen the problem of objectification of women and children.
The leader of the campaign Dr Kathleen Richardson, who is a robot ethicist at De Montfort University in Leicester, said it is unnecessary and also undesirable to use technology in such a way, BBC reported.
On the other hand, the manufacturers do not agree with the experts. BBC reported the chief executive of True Companion Douglas Hines defended his company and said: ”We are not supplanting the wife or trying to replace a girlfriend. This is a solution for people who are between relationships or someone who has lost a spouse. People can find happiness and fulfilment other than via human interaction.”
BBC reports Roxxxy will be sold for 7,000 dollars and has already attracted thousands of pre-orders.