Sex mit Maschinen Der Roboter ist immer geil

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Dienstag, 20.12.2016   11:39 Uhr – SPIEGEL ONLINE

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Mehr als nur Spielzeug: Hersteller tüfteln an immer realistischeren Sexrobotern. Dürfen Menschen alle ihre Fantasien an den Maschinen ausleben?

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Sex mit Menschen könnte bald der Vergangenheit angehören: Schon 2050 werden Sexroboter den Menschen den Rang im Bett abgelaufen haben. Das zumindest glaubt der britische Zukunftsforscher Ian Pearson.

In seinem Bericht “The Future Of Sex” zeichnet der Mathematiker und Physiker eine Zukunft, in der Roboter-Bordelle und Stripklubs mit computergesteuerten Tänzern zur Normalität gehören. Maschinen aus Metall, Silikon und Software könnten Kunden alle Wünsche erfüllen und sich unermüdlich an der Stange räkeln. Dass Pearson seinen Bericht mithilfe eines britischen Sex-Toy-Anbieters veröffentlicht hat, mag dazu beigetragen haben, dass die Zukunft des Sex als eine beschrieben wird, die in den Händen der Roboter liegt.

Doch tatsächlich tut sich auf dem Markt der Sexroboter einiges. Diese Woche etwa treffen sich Experten aus der ganzen Welt an der University of London, um auf dem Kongress “Love and Sex with Robots” zu diskutieren, welche Folgen immer raffiniertere Sexroboter für die Gesellschaft haben.

“Irgendwann wird es sie geben – und den Markt dafür”

Der Traum der Hersteller ist eine menschenähnliche Puppe, die ihr Gegenüber scheinbar zurückliebt – und alles mit sich machen lässt. Für viele mag die Vorstellung von Sex mit einem Roboter gruselig und abstoßend sein, weil das Gegenüber eben bestenfalls echt wirkt, aber nicht echt ist.

Andererseits: In immer mehr Bereichen unseres Lebens kommunizieren, interagieren wir schon mit Maschinen, nicht mehr mit Menschen. In iPhones steckt Siri, Taxis können per Chatbot gerufen werden. Wird Technik bald auch in unserem Schlafzimmer eine größere Rolle spielen, wie Forscher Pearson es vorhersieht?

“Es gibt eine große Bandbreite verschiedener Sexpuppen und -roboter”, sagt die Wissenschaftlerin Julie Carpenter, die seit Jahren zur Interaktion von Menschen und Robotern forscht. “Aber die Idee von der Maschine, die alle sexuellen Wünsche erfüllt, ist noch sehr weit von der Realität entfernt.” Die Amerikanerin findet allerdings auch: “Wir müssen jetzt über die ethischen und gesetzlichen Probleme sprechen, die Sexroboter mit sich bringen. Denn irgendwann wird es sie geben – und den Markt dafür.”

Wie Sexpuppen intelligent werden sollen

Die Branche der Sexpuppenhersteller arbeitet längst nicht mehr nur an Oberflächen, die sich möglichst hautzart anfühlen, sondern auch an der Sprachfähigkeit. Puppen wie “Roxxxy” vom Hersteller True Companion sind laut Website “immer geil und bereit zum Reden oder Spielen” und sollen sich je nach Voreinstellung abenteuerlustig oder schüchtern geben – zumindest auf Englisch. Deutsch hat die Puppe noch nicht gelernt.

Auch das US-Unternehmen RealDoll setzt auf Puppen, mit denen ihre Besitzer interagieren können. Neue Modelle sollen sich Informationen über den Gesprächspartner merken und per Sprachmodul Wohlgefallen signalisieren können. Virtual-Reality-Anwendungen mit der VR-Brille Oculus Rift sind ebenfalls geplant.

Sexroboter als Prostituierte der Zukunft?

Bislang sind Sexpuppen, die mehr sein wollen als simple Gummipuppen, ein Nischenprodukt. Pro Tag wird im Schnitt eine RealDoll produziert und für rund 6000 Euro verkauft. Ein naheliegender Abnehmer für die teuren Puppen sind deshalb Bordelle, wo sich ein Einsatz schnell lohnen könnte.

In künftigen Roboter-Laufhäusern könnten Menschen sicher, billig und ohne Angst vor menschlicher Zurückweisung ihren sexuellen Fantasien nachgehen. Außerdem läuft man beim Sex mit einem Roboter bei entsprechender Hygiene weniger Gefahr, sich eine Geschlechtskrankheit einzufangen.

Doch kommen die Menschen nicht auch ins Bordell, weil sie sich menschliche Nähe erkaufen wollen? “Oft geht es Kunden darum, mit der eigenen, auch ungewöhnlichen Sexualität angenommen zu werden”, sagt etwa Undine de Rivière vom Bundesverband erotische und sexuelle Dienstleistungen. Dann müsse jemand auch mal in den Arm genommen werden, so de Rivière.

Noch gibt es wenig Forschung

Sexroboter können das nicht bieten. Auch Roboter-Forscherin Carpenter ist skeptisch, ob sich durch die Verfügbarkeit von Sexrobotern Probleme wie Frauenhandel zum Zweck der Prostitution eindämmen lassen.

Für die Therapie von Opfern mit sexuellen Traumata könnten humanoide Roboter aber hilfreich sein, glaubt Carpenter. “Es gibt noch zu wenig Forschungsergebnisse, die diese Vermutung klar belegen. Aber wenn wir uns einen Sexroboter vorstellen, der einem Menschen ähnelt, dann gibt es auch Potenzial, ihn für therapeutische Zwecke zu nutzen.”

Sexroboter als Projektionsfläche – Gefahr für den Menschen?

In der Ähnlichkeit der Roboter zum Menschen sehen viele aber auch ein Problem. Denn was würde es mit den Menschen machen, wenn der Unterschied zwischen menschlichem Sexualpartner und einer Sexpuppe verwischt?

Wäre es zum Beispiel gut, wenn aggressive Menschen ihre Gewalt an realistischen Sexpuppen ausleben – oder würde das zu einer größeren Gefährdung auch für Menschen führen? Und dürften Pädophile ihre Triebe an Kinder-Sexrobotern ausleben?

Die Stuttgarter Technik-Philosophin Catrin Misselhorn befürchtet, dass das Ausleben solcher Fantasien mit einem Roboter Anreize schaffen könnte, die Aktionen auch in die Realität zu übertragen. Denn für die Befriedigung sei wichtig, “dass man sich vorstellt, man hätte es eben nicht nur mit einem Sexroboter zu tun, sondern mit einer realen Person, der man Gewalt antut”, so die Philosophin.

Trotzdem korreliere sexuelle Gewalt an Robotern nicht zwangsläufig mit echter Gewalt, betont Misselhorn. Sie plädiert deshalb dafür, rechtliche und ethische Fragen voneinander zu trennen. Nicht alles, was vielen Menschen unmoralisch erscheine, müsse mit rechtlichen Sanktionen belegt werden.

Forscherin Carpenter ist sich sicher, dass Roboter noch sehr lange wie Roboter aussehen werden. “Wir werden wissen, dass wir es mit einem Roboter, nicht mit einem Menschen zu tun haben, schon allein weil wir ihn als einen Roboter gekauft haben.”


Zusammengefasst: Die Sexbranche arbeitet an intelligenten Sexrobotern. Wenn menschenähnliche Sexdienstleister gesellschaftsfähig werden, brächte das viele ethische Probleme mit sich. Dürften Menschen an ihnen jede Fantasie ausleben? Forscher denken schon jetzt über solche Szenarien nach und plädieren für eine klare Trennung von Recht und Ethik.

 

‘MIND-BLOWING romps’ could ‘kill’ as sex robots ‘better in bed than humans’

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Published 20th December 2016 – Daily Star

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SEX has never been so dangerous as sexbots could kill their human partners because they will be so good in bed, a researcher claimed.

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WARNING: Making love to a sex robot could kill their human partners as they will be so good
Robot lovers could be “better in bed than humans” as they will know exactly what their lovers want, Professor Snell, of Kirkwood college, in the US, said.Sex robots – who will offer blokes a different kind of sex – could “surpass” human technique and essentially be tireless, he added in “The impacts of robotics sex”.
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CRAZY: Robot lovers could be ‘better in bed than humans’
But the love machines could “over-exert” real people because fellas have “physical limits”, one expert warned.

 

“Robot lovers could be ‘better in bed than humans’”

Professor Snell

Oliver Bendel told the Love & Sex with Robots conference at Goldsmiths University in London: “If the machine over-exerts the human, it reduces the possibility of human sex.

“Who is liable for injuries?”

But this is a legal question, the machine ethics researcher of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Switzerland explained.

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CAREFUL: Experts warn the love machines could ‘over-exert’ people as we have ‘physical limits’
He did not come to a conclusion of who could be held responsible.Daily Star Online is not aware of anyone who has been harmed by a sex robot or any research that suggests people could be hurt by one. 

Sex robot ‘affairs’: Women face fight for men in bedroom as blokes hook up with cyborgs

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By Lily Waddell /

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GIRLFRIENDS will have to compete with sex robots in the bedroom as their boyfriends are set to hook up with android lovers, Daily Star Online can reveal.

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CRAZY: Sex robots run the risk of kicking women out of the bedroom for good
Fellas in relationships are going to bag more sex, an expert has revealed.Despite popular belief  were for lonely men, men have revealed they are going to have hot affairs with robots.Nearly half of blokes are “open minded” to the idea of  and it doesn’t matter if they have a girlfriend, an expert has revealed.

essica Szczuka, of University Duisburg-Essen, in Germany, said: “Being in a relationship doesn’t mean sexual fulfilment.

“Sex is a very important part of social interaction.”

Humans will form “very special” relationships and have sex with androids who have female bodies, the expert told Goldsmith’s Love and Sex with Robots conference in London.

She added: “There is no difference between single men and men in relationships with regard to the intention to buy a sex robot now or within the next five years. [If they could].

“They are not just for lonely men.”

Blokes – between aged 18 and 67 – engaged in Ms Szczuka’s study investigating whether “sex robots are attractive”.

As many as 263 took part in the online survey.

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SPECIAL: Men will develop special relationships with their sex robots.
A staggering 40.3% of men revealed they would fork out for an android lover now or in the next five years.Top cyborg developer Matt McMullen previously told Daily Star Online how robots are going to be a “third option” for buyers.He also said .

WORLD FIRST: ‘Real intimate’ smartphone snogging to ‘revolutionise cybersex’

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By Lily Waddell /

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HUMANS will be able to engage in passionate kissing through their mobile phones that will change the face of relationships as we know it, Daily Star Online can reveal.

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THE FUTURE: These smartphone attachments simulate the experience of kissing
Lovers will feel the “full force” of their partner’s kiss from across the globe using the intimate machine – dubbed Kissenger – which hooks up through the internet.And top researcher of the world’s first prototype snogging device Emma Yann Zhang, of City University London, told Daily Star Online it could hit the shelves in two years.Daring volunteers described the exchange as “realistic” and “intimate”.3b0dbee000000578-0-image-a-2_1480924690414

REALISTIC: The device is bringing the reality of life-like sex robots closer everyday

“Kissing is the most direct and universal expression” – Emma Yann Zhang, City University London

Ms Zhang said: “Kissing is the most direct and universal expression.

“Kissing is particularly important for women.

“It’s the first indicator of what a man is capable of sexually.”

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KINKY: The products could turn out to be a hit on the cybersex market

The steamy snogging sessions has a lot of health benefits because it is a “stress reliever”, she claimed.

It will also improve intimacy with a partner, the Malaysian-based expert added at the Love and Sex with robots conference at London’s Goldsmiths.

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Naturally the kinky product has great scope for the online dating market, the kissing fanatic claimed.

It would eliminate any disappointment if the new flame turned out to be a bad kisser.

The next stage will be to input a “perfume tank” which will allow couples to smell your other half as they kiss into the plug-in device, she said

REVEALED: The kinky sex robot cinema orgies that will be ‘addictive’

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By Lily Waddell /

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REVEALED: Soon YOU will be able to go to a sex robot cinemas orgies
The new wave of robot movie theatres – dubbed ROMOT – will revolutionise the way people engage in sex and cinema.Audience members will get their kinky thrills from vibrating seats and interacting with the actors on screen with a tablet.Twelve people will get together for the “collective”, realistic and immersive experience, a professor revealed.

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WHOLE NEW EXPERIENCE: Audience members will be able to interact with the actors with a tablet

“Imagine a device where you could really kiss Leonardo DiCaprio”

Cristina Portales

Cristina Portales, Universitat de Valencia, lifted the lid on how sex cinemas are set to sweep the globe will be a sell-out.

“It could be as addictive as pornographic material,” she said at the Love and Sex with Robots conference.

“All senses have been integrated.

“People will see, people will smell, people will touch.

“They will feel the movement.

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ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES: Cinema-goers can choose to engage with actors
“It is not an individual activity. It is a group.”That said, there is some scope for more “private” settings, she explained.A first person point of view, kinaesthetic “vibrations” movement in the seats, surround sound and 3D glasses will make the virtual reality cinema “realistic”.

There is also the potential for sex robots to be incorporated into the cinemas to add to the “immersive” shows.

Advanced sex technology will allow actors’ kisses to be recorded and cinema-goers can choose to engage with them.She added: “Imagine a device where you could really kiss Leonardo DiCaprio.“Choose whether you receive their kisses.

“Increases your sense of reality.”

But in the same way the production of Hollywood A-list sex robots is limited, celebs would have to give their permission for their kisses to be used in this way.

Daily Star Online is not aware of any stars who have given permission.

It has not been decided how much people will have to fork out for their kinky cinema tickets.

ROMOT Researchers – Sergio Casas, Cristina Portales, Maria Vidal-Gonzalez and Inma Garcia-Pereira and Marcos Fernadez – have been building the multimodal cinema allowing interaction experiences for driving safety but are innovative for what this means for the future of sex cinemas.

 

The first robot-human marriage will take place before 2050, as droids become more attractive than humans

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  • An expert has said we will marry robots before 2050, at a robot sex conference
  • He also thinks sex with robots will be more enjoyable than with other humans
  • Comments were made by Dr David Levy, author of ‘Love and Sex with Robots’

Humans will marry robots in the next 35 years, according to a sex robot expert.

Not only this, but sex with robots will become more enjoyable than with other humans, because of the advancement of artificial intelligence, he said.

Robots will also be more attractive than their human counterparts, according to London-based Dr David Levy, author of ‘Love and Sex with Robots’.

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Humans will marry robots in the next 35 years, according to a sex robot expert. Not only this, but sex with robots will become more enjoyable than with other humans, because of the advancement of artificial intelligence, he said (stock image)

‘The first marriage will be before, not after 2050,’ best-selling author and robot expert Dr David Levy said during the Love and Sex with Robots conference in London.

While the claims may seem ridiculous to some, ‘sex and love with robots at a human level may appear to be a long way off, but the future has a way of laughing at you,’ he said.

The conference, held this week, has attracted experts from across the world to provide a vision of how sex with robots will look in the future, but it is not all good.

Nearly half of men could see themselves buying a sex robot in the near future but, if they are not careful, the tireless robots could push their human lovers over the edge.

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

WOULD YOU MARRY A ROBOT?

Humans will marry robots in the next 35 years, according to a sex robot expert.

Not only this, but sex with robots will become more enjoyable than with other humans, because of the advancement of artificial intelligence, he said.

‘The first marriage will be before, not after 2050,’ best-selling author and robot expert Dr David Levy said during the Love and Sex with Robots conference at Goldsmiths University, London.

In one study, presented yesterday 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.’

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Earlier this year a graphic designer created a life-like replica of actress Scarlett Johansson (pictured) which is not a sex robot but winks and giggles when people tell her she’s cute. In the future, sex robots could be modelled on celebrities, according to one expert

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 per cent of participants responding in this way.

Earlier this month, Dr Levy also said in the future it will be common to find sex robots modelled on celebrities.

‘You can imagine people saying, “I’ve got a sex robot who looks like Angelina Jolie and she’s fabulous in bed!”‘ he said.

He also said celebrities could be set to make a lot of money out of the venture.

‘If you’re Angelina Jolie and there’s a company manufacturing a high-quality product, and you’re getting a royalty of £1,000-2,000 [$1,200-$2,500] for each one, you could make even more millions than you’ve got just by licensing your appearance,’ he said.

Any celebrity would need to consent in their image being used in this way.

WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM SEX ROBOTS?

‘The hypothetical applications of sex robots and related products, part of a field called technosexuality, seem endless,’ counsellor Ian Kerner said.

‘I could see couples using them to enact fantasies, such as a threesome, that they might not feel comfortable trying with real people. ‘

He also said it could allow couples to work through differences that might otherwise cause them to separate.

‘If one partner has a higher libido, a robot could allow him or her to enjoy a fulfilling sex life without straying.

‘And robots might help couples break out of sex ruts by adding spice to their relationship or maintaining long-distance romances.’

 

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

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