Sex cinemas that allow the audience to take part in ORGIES with actors using virtual reality and robot technology will be ‘more addictive than porn’, vows inventor

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  • Special sex cinemas will be equipped with vibrating seats and surround sound
  • Up to a dozen people will be able to interact with the actors on the screen 
  • A London conference was told that the new technology was being worked upon
  • However, experts warned the sex robots could be more addictive than porn 

Spanish researchers are developing cutting-edge technology which will allow cinema fans to engage in orgies with the on-screen stars using virtual reality.

Audience members will sit on specially designed vibrating seats and interact with the stars on screen using a tablet device.

Up to twelve people will be able to get involved in the sessions, which the inventors believe will be more addictive than traditional pornography.

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Movie fans will be able to engage in interactive shows with robotic sex dolls while attending special cinemas according to experts attending a seminar in London earlier this month

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New high-tech developments will allow patrons to feel the caresses of actors on screen

Christina Portales of the University of Valencia was updating experts at the Love and Sex with Robots conference in London earlier this month.

According to the Daily Star, she told delegates: ‘Imagine a device where you could really kiss Leonardo DiCaprio. It could be as addictive as pornographic material.

‘All senses have been integrated. People will see, people will smell, people will touch. They will feel the movement. It is not an individual activity. It is a group.’

The high-tech environment will encompass seats which vibrate in the most appropriate places along with surround sound and 3D glasses.

One future development could involve the deployment of ‘sex robots’ to make the shows fully interactive.

Patrons will be empowered to decide whether they receive the attentions of the actors on screen.

However, it is unlikely the shows will feature A-listers, as they would have to consent to their images to be used in such a manner.

 

Sex bots could KILL: Experts warn owners ‘risk over-exertion’ as 40% of men admit they would use one

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  • Study found that 40% of men said they’d buy a sex robot now or within 5 years
  • The researchers surveyed 263 heterosexual men between ages 18 and 67
  • But, experts have warned they could cause humans to over-exert themselves

Nearly half of men could see themselves buying a sex robot in the near future.

But, if they aren’t careful, the tireless robots could push their human lovers over the edge.

The findings come from two key presentations at the Love and Sex with Robots conference in London, and suggest robots will become an increasingly popular companion in the bedroom, warranting a system of ethics for their development and use.

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Nearly half of men could see themselves buying a sex robot in the near future. But, if they aren’t careful, the tireless robots could push their human lovers over the edge, experts have warned. Stock image

 

In one study, presented today at the conference at Goldsmiths, University of London, the researchers surveyed 263 heterosexual males between the ages of 18 and 67.

Participants were shown two-minute videos of female humanoid robots.

The team also conducted ‘personality measures’ and ‘attractiveness ratings.’

Then, the men were asked whether they would buy such a robot for themselves now or within the next five years.

The study revealed a staggering number of men admitted they would buy a sex robot, with 40.3 percent of participants responding in this way.

‘I wanted to see what kind of characteristics influence the use of sex robots,’ Jessica Szczuka from the University of Duisburg-Essen said at the conference, the Mirror reports.

‘We react towards computers and machines as we do with human beings. This involves showing empathy and keeping an interpersonal distance with robots.’

The researchers also noted that lonely men were more likely to attribute human characteristics to robots.

By turning to sex-bots, however, humans may over-exert themselves to the point of collapse, researchers warned at the conference.

Oliver Bendel, a researcher from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Northwestern Switzerland, says development of sex robots should be subjected to questions of machine ethics, the Register reports.

Bendel warned that there are ‘physical limits’ to human sexuality – especially for men.

As robots have the potential to carry on without tiring out, this could put users at risk of over-exertion.

‘If the machine over-exerts the human, it reduces the possibility of human sex,’ Bendel said.

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By turning to sex-bots, however, humans may over-exert themselves to the point of collapse, researchers warned at the conference. Oliver Bendel says development of sex robots should be subjected to questions of machine ethics

 

Another question included whether robots should be able to ‘entice’ users, according to the Register.

And in extreme circumstances, the expert wonders whether robots should be able to refuse, and if they should be compelled to reveal they are robots.

There are also concerns on the possibility of proliferation, as these robots would be able to collect data on their partners.

Such threats have already begun to surface.

Earlier this year, a woman sued sex toy firm We Vibe, claiming the company was keeping tabs on intimate data collected by the smart dildo and its corresponding app.

In recent months, experts have increasingly warned that internet-connected sex toys are vulnerable to hackers.

 

Sex robots could reveal your secret perversions: Handing over intimate data is a privacy risk, warns expert

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  • Personal data handed over to cyber sex toy makers could be stolen by hackers
  • This is according to an expert speaking at a cyber sex conference in London 
  • Agreeing to terms and conditions without reading them could leave users at risk 
  • One connected sex toy firm is already been sued over claims it was keeping tabs on intimate data

Sex robots could be a target for hackers who want to get access to details of your sexual perversions.

That’s according to Dr Kate Devlin who made the warning during a talk at the ‘Love and Sex with Robots’ conference in London this week.

She says that connected sex toys could store incredibly personal data, raising concerns over how it could be used in future.

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One expert has warned that these connected sex toys, including sex robots, could store incredibly personal data, raising concerns over how it could be used in future.

 

 

Would YOU try it? Bizarre robot ‘lips’ let you kiss long-distance lovers from anywhere in the world

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  • ‘Kissenger’ device attaches to your phone and matches your partner’s kiss
  • Silicone lips move in real-time with theirs through six micro-sensors
  • The high-tech mouthpieces even let you smell your partner from afar
  • Developers plan to create full-sized snogging silicon heads in the future

A robot set of lips is promising to put the passion back into long-distance relationships.

The Lovotics Kissenger is a silicone mouthpiece that allows you to smooch your partner from anywhere in the world.

The bizarre device connects to your phone and will match a partner’s lip movements and pressure in real-time.

As well as feeling the kiss of a long-distance loved one, the device even lets you smell them.

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Scientists have created silicon robot lips that let you kiss someone from anywhere in the world. The ‘Kissenger’ mouthpiece (pictured) connects to your phone and will match a partner’s lip movements in real-time

The ‘Kissenger’ – a combination of ‘kiss’ and ‘messenger’ – is designed to make online video chat with a partner more intimate.

To use the device, distant lovers connect the mouthpiece to their phone and press their lips to it.

Kissenger’s software then reads the pressure from each pair of lips and transmits it across the globe to the mouthpiece at the other end.

It reproduces the exact force of each kisser using six mini-sensors.

And the silicon lining is designed to feel just like human skin, producing a realistic kiss in-time with a distant lover’s lip movements.

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Distant lovers can simply connect the mouthpiece to their phone and press their lips to it. Kissenger’s software then reads the pressure from each pair of lips and transmits it across the globe to the mouthpiece at the other end. This image shows the two models available

Users can even put their partner’s body odour or perfume into the device for extra authenticity.

But the developers, a small team of engineers from City University London and Japan, are not stopping there.

They are now creating full-sized silicon heads.

Emma Yann Zhang, a Kissenger team engineer and PhD student from City University London, said:’ We want to make a robotic head with silicon to make a fully kissable robot using the same technology as the mobile phone version.

‘We’ll embed control sensors in the robot’s head instead.’

The team hope that their devices will one day be used to kiss virtual characters, such as popular virtual sex icon Lara Croft, too.

The Kissenger mouthpiece technology was revealed at the second Love and Sex Robot conference at Goldsmith’s University, London, on Monday.

The device is just a prototype for now, and date and price for sale has yet to be disclosed.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

‘Kissenger’ is the world’s first mobile kissing messenger.

Distant lovers connect the mouthpiece to their phone and press their lips to it.

Kissenger’s software then reads the pressure from each pair of lips and transmits it across the globe to the mouthpiece at the other end.

It reproduces the exact force of each kisser using six mini-sensors.

And the silicon lining is designed to feel just like human skin, producing a realistic kiss in-time with a distant lover’s movements.

Users can even put their partner’s body odour or perfume into the device for extra authenticity.

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The silicon lining is designed to feel just like human skin, producing a realistic kiss in-time with a distant lover’s lip movements and users can even put their partner’s body odour or perfume into the device for extra authenticity

Many in long distance relationships suffer from a loss of intimacy with their partner.

But Kissenger’s creators hope to close that romantic gap.

Speaking to erotic industry news site EAN last year, Dinos Andreou, Business Development Executive of Kissengers, said:

‘There are thousands of ways someone can send a kiss, and having a device able to replicate all of them would mean restructuring a complete artificial mouth, lips and tongue.

‘Something like that would be extremely expensive to make with current technology and it would be a strange product on stand-alone basis as well as kind of creepy.’

‘We needed to focus on the simplest and most commonly used kiss, the simple smooch, and find a way of making the lips move in a realistic and acceptable way considering the limitations, and get the product to the market as quickly as possible.’

Mr Andreou and his team are not just targeting couples in long distance relationships.

‘Although long distance couples are the main customer group, they are not the only ones which exchange kisses,’ Mr Andreou says.

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The developers are now creating full-sized snogging silicon heads, and hope to develop snogging devices that will one day be used to kiss virtual characters, such as popular virtual sex icon Lara Croft

‘Even couples who live in the same city but not in the same house would benefit from that.

‘Sending a kiss goodnight through the Kissenger would be a much better option than an “xxx” text message.

‘We are also targeting families where one child is abroad studying, or where the mother/father spends a lot of time at work away from their baby.’

The team eventually hope to create full-sized silicon robots.

‘The Kissenger is our first product, a baby step into becoming an independent company,’ Mr Andreou told EAN.

‘We will not rest until we are able to create a full-on surrogate which could transfer every single sense from across the globe.’

‘The uses and the good something like that can bring to mankind are endless.’

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Pictured is the interior of each of the kissing devices, with wireless connectivity, actuator motors that drive the kiss, and silicon lips

Sex robot MUM? Laws ‘should change so we can MARRY and RAISE CHILDREN with bots’

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By SEAN MARTIN – EXPRESS

MARRIAGE between robots and humans will soon be the norm and we should be allowed to raise children with them, an expert has stated.

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Doctor David Levy said that laws will be changed to allow humans to marry robots
Doctor David Levy, author of the New York Times Best Seller ‘Love and Sex with Robots’, has said that laws will soon be adjusted to allow humans to marry robots.Dr Levy was speaking at a congress named after his book title, when he told the audience that he is an advocate of human-robot marriage when a sufficient level of artificial intelligence is developed.The author was highlighting the changes in marriage laws over the past few decades in regards to marriage between two men or two women, and believes that people who love machines will soon be afforded the same rights.

He went even further by saying that a parent duo consisting of human and machine would be equally qualified to raise a child as two humans would.

Dr Levy said in a speech titled ‘Why Not Marry a Robot?’: “Surely what is important here, is that it is not the gay or straight nature of the parents, but that both parents are conscientious and nurturing.

“Just as a gay or lesbian couple are capable of being perfectly good parents to a child, there seems to be to me no valid reason that a sophisticated robot in decades to come cannot be a partner and provision of good parenthood.”

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The point of the conference where Dr Levy was speaking was to discuss the future of sex robots
He added that once AI is at a level where it interacts at a human level, with emotion and humour and without prompting, then it should be perfectly normal for man and machine to tie the knot.The point of the conference was to discuss the future of sex robots – and Dr Levy says sex with robots is “just around the corner”.However, he believes that once robots are given consciousness and are able to make competent and uninfluenced decisions, then they should virtually be treated as humans where the same laws should apply.Dr Levy said: “We’re being forced to contemplate what human-robot relationships will be like a generation or two from now.”

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Dr Levy concluded: ‘When the law allows it, why not marry a robot?’

He continued: “As love and sex with robots becomes more commonplace =85 we should come face to face of the very real possibility with marriage with robots.”When robots are sufficiently human-like, sufficiently appealing socially, to the point where they can act as our companions, why not extend that companionship to marriage if neither party is against the idea?”As more and more people come accept the concepts of sex and love with robots, so societies will develop laws that govern-human robot relationships.

Future of romance? A THIRD imagine humans will fall IN LOVE with robots in the future

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By SEAN MARTIN – EXPRESS

OVER a third of people imagine that human beings will one day be falling in LOVE with robots, it has been revealed.

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 A third of people believe they can imagine a point where humans fall in love with machine
A staggering amount of humans believe that civilisation is heading to a point where there is virtually no difference between love between two humans and love between a human and a robot.The possibility of robots, specifically sex dolls, infiltrating human emotions is certainly on the horizon, with expert Dr David Levy stating that humans will be marrying robots by 2050. 

While the idea sounds like it comes straight from sic-fi fantasy, it is certainly a real prospect with over a third of people believing that they can imagine a point where humans fall in love with machine.

Speaking at the Love and Sex with Robots congress at Goldsmiths University, London, Emma Yann Zhang revealed that people believe that more likely to feel that “emotional involvement is favoured over physical involvement”.

Ms Zhang revealed in a flash, abstract study that 35 per cent of people can imagine other humans falling in love with robots, while just 28 per cent could imagine a point where others are getting intimate with machine, implying that people are more likely to use sex robots to help cure loneliness.

The participants reacted positively to emotional and physical bonding with robots

Emma Yann Zhang

Ms Zhang, who was presenting the research on behalf of Chamari Edirisinghe, from the National University of Singapore, who was unable to make it to the conference, said: “Throughout the analysis of the study, the participants distanced themselves from being involved intimately with robots.”The majority of the participants reacted positively to emotional and physical bonding with robots in abstract, distant level.”

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There has been a frenzy recently with many believing that sex robots will replace human intimacy completely in the future, but Ms Zhang disagrees with this.She told a conference: “In the future, we think that once we have this technology everyone will be doing it.”But I don’t think that is true.”I think it will be for a certain group of people.

Sex robot shocker: Almost HALF of all men will use erotic robot playthings, says survey

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A shocking new report has found that almost half of men, those who are single as well as in relationships, could buy a sex robot within the next five years.Jessica Szczuka, from the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany, co-authored research which focused on what is likely to influence men as to whether to buy a sex robots.Machines that look like women for sexual purposes are on the rise, and in countries such as Japan, it has already led to a decline in traditional sexual encounters between human beings.

However, the trend is on its way to Europe and the US and it is beginning to pick up pace.

While many people would have the mindset that sex robots are for the lonely, new research suggests otherwise.

A staggering 40.3 per cent of the 263 straight males that were surveyed for Ms Szczuka’s research said that they could imagine using a sex robot within the next five years.

Ms Szczuka added that there were no differences between the responses of men who were in a relationship and those who were single.

If people have the guts to say ‘yeah I could imagine that’, thats a good sign

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However, she added that that number might actually be higher in reality as participants might have lied.Speaking at the Love and Sex With Robots congress at Goldsmiths University in London, shequipped: “If people have the guts to say ‘yeah I could imagine that’, thats a good sign”.

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Ms Szczuka also believes that as people become more familiar with robots, that number “will double over time”.

While just under half of men could imagine buying a sex robot within five years, more than two thirds of males could imagine using them.

Ms Szczuka said that the most likely people to use one will be socially anxious people.

She said: “Someone with a fear of rejection could control the robot because the robot would never reject them.”

If you can’t trust health-related wearables, can you trust sex robots?

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By  – Computerworld | DEC 19, 2016 9:01 AM PT

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If you can’t trust health-related wearables, can you trust sex robots to be secure and protect your privacy?

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The crutches used along with the robot-legs have controls like a game controller. Engadget explained, “One button would move the left leg forward, and the other would move the right. There are also buttons for sitting down, standing up and walking up and down stairs. It’s like a game controller for getting around.”

This makes me hopeful as I know many different people who need such a device, but it may be 2019 – 2020 before H-Mex is available for purchase.

Can’t trust all health-related wearable devices

While the exoskeleton seems to be more robotic-focused than some other health-related wearable devices, not all wearable devices – such as “watches, fitness bands, and so-called ‘smart’ clothing” should be trusted. In fact, researchers at the Center for Digital Democracy and American University warned (pdf) that although the ownership of health wearable devices has nearly doubled in the past year, many pose privacy risks. Big Data – data collection and marketing – is a big part of the problem with wearables.

The CDD wrote,

As their use becomes more widespread, and as their functionalities become even more sophisticated, the extent and nature of data collection will be unprecedented. Biosensors will routinely be able to capture not only an individual’s heart rate, body temperature, and movement, but also brain activity, moods, and emotions. These data can, in turn, be combined with personal information from other sources—including health-care providers and drug companies—raising such potential harms as discriminatory profiling, manipulative marketing, and security breaches.

Trust a sex robot?

If you can’t trust your fitness band, should a person trust a sex robot? Yes, it sounds like we are moving closer to that actually becoming a thing. Even a keynote speaker at the Second International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots in London is concerned about personal data which will be collected – recorded and stored – and how that data will be used.

Dr. Kate Devlin, a senior lecturer in Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London, said, “We tick the box of the terms and conditions without checking them.” Although user feedback and aggregate anonymized data collected can be helpful to improve products, Devlin asked, “Do we want people to know when we have sex and how we have sex?”

Another speaker, Oliver Bendel of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts at Northwestern Switzerland, suggested that sex robots could “over-exert their human lovers.” Even if too much robot sex didn’t kill a person, would anyone really want that data getting out there and shared, possibly used for targeted advertisements or other marketing purposes? Bendel also raised ethical questions such as if a sex robot should have moral skills or have the ability to “entice” human lovers?

As the Mirror pointed out, there are already companies that make internet-connected sex toys; We-Vibe, for example, has been accused of collecting very personal data without user consent. There needs to be a great deal of effort put into protecting sex robot consumers’ privacy, both in the robot itself and any companion app.

When you consider how hackable most IoT products are, how much security effort will go into sex robots? Surely people wouldn’t want hackers getting hold of their intimate information from such a bot? Think about how damaging it was to some people to be exposed for having Ashley Madison accounts; the company recently agreed to pay a $1.6 million settlement related to the 2015 data breach.

If not enough thought goes into building in security from the start, could a sex robot become infected with malware and added to botnets such as Mirai? Could people really attached to their sex robot be persuaded to pay a ransomware demand to use it again?

For right now it all seems a bit too science fiction for me to take seriously, but the sex bots are going to become a thing. And even if that thing doesn’t sex you to death, or turn you into a person who prefers bots-over-humans – hey it happened on HBO’s fictional Westworld – will privacy or security be built into these bots from the ground up? Or only bolted on after some disastrous breach?

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Back to Home Beware the rise of the sex-bot – robots could ‘over-exert’ humans

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Beware the rise of the sex-bot – robots could ‘over-exert’ humans

 

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Revelations come from the second International Congress on Love and Sex Robots conference held at Goldsmith’s University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good News: Sex Bots Just Might F*ck Everyone to Death in the Future

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DEC 20, 2016

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After this bullshit of a year, what’s next? According to Swiss researcher Oliver Bendel, a very real possibility for anyone hoping to fuck some robots is death by way of said fucking.

The Second International Congress on Love and Sex With Robots, which Gizmodoreported Monday is “a real thing,” saw Bendel advising robot coitus scholars on the dangers of not implementing some serious sex bot training before the little fuckers hit the market. “If the machine over-exerts the human, it reduces the possibility of human sex,” Bendel said.

But there’s more to the dangers of robot sex, as explained by the Register:

“The proliferation of sex-robots—presumably able to incorporate data and feedback to constantly up their game—could have a physical effect on their human lovers, and beyond, he warned. Human sexuality has certain ‘physical limits’ he said, particularly in the male of the species. Robots, on the other hand, were potentially tireless. This could have a knock-on effect for a robot’s human partner, and indeed the partner’s partner.”

Additional concerns raised during the conference included whether the bot should be “available” to a human at all times and whether the bot should be required to reveal themselves as, you know, a robot. Given that sex with human beings is generally considered a wholly underwhelming experience, the excitement surrounding the early stages of the robot-fucking industry is understandable. But getting robo-fucked to the point of exhaustion, maybe even death?

Until then, maybe invest in some affordable hologram tech for your phone and/or tablet so you can start participating in holographic cam shows.

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