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 but could not be presented as there was no conference in but at the conference in 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. Skip to main content Skip to table of contents.
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Love and Sex with Robots: A Content Analysis of Media Representations | SpringerLink
A few months ago I wrote a magazine article about scientists who are building robots capable of a rudimentary form of sociability. As part of my research, I spent a few days at the humanoid robotics laboratory at M. And I admit: I developed a little crush on one of the robots. The object of my affection was Domo, a man-size machine with a buff torso and big blue eyes, a cross between He-Man and the Chrysler Building; when it gripped my hand in its strong rubbery pincers I felt a kind of thrill. That day is imminent, Levy writes, especially the sex part.
Love and Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships
Last year, David Levy published a book, Love and Sex with Robots , which marked a culmination of years of research about the interactions between humans and computers. His basic idea is that, for humans who cannot establish emotional or sexual connections with other people, they might form them with robots. The topic is ripe for ridicule: On The Colbert Report in January, host Stephen Colbert asked Levy, "Are these people who can't establish relationships with other human beings, are they by any chance people who write about love and sex with robots? Here is an expanded interview.
So far, only a very small number of early adopters of love and sex robots has experienced these kinds of relationships. The majority of the population only learns about love and sex with robots through media representations, be they fictional e. The current study therefore aimed at analyzing the media representations of intimate human—robot relationships. The three research questions, based on Sexual Script Theory, addressed characteristics 1 of the involved human partner, 2 of the involved robot partner, and 3 of their mutual intimate relationship.