US researchers are warning of the danger posed by
sexual gifted with artificial intelligence.
Specifically, point out the
psychological damage and the moral threats that these cause to individuals and society.
In addition, the researchers said that this technology is not sufficiently monitored because the agencies are embarrassed to investigate it. Therefore they ask for more action to prevent the deregulated use of this type of robots.
"Some robots are programmed to protest or create a scene of sexual rape," Dr. Christine Hendren of Duke University in North Carolina, United States, told the BBC.
"Some are designed to look like children. One of the developers of this type in Japan is a recognized pediatrician, who says that this device acts as a prophylactic so as not to hurt a child again," added the doctor.
Sexual robots with artificial intelligence can memorize your tastes and preferences
Some sex robots are advertised online. An American firm, Realrobitx, published a video promoting its
Harmony robot for a price between US $ 8,000 and US $ 10,000.
It is a real-sized grimace that can blink or move your eyes and neck. He also moves his lips and speaks.
He has a Scottish accent and says things like: "if you play your cards correctly you will get pleasure and fun."
The founder and executive director of the company, Matt McMullen, explains that Harmony has artificial intelligence, which allows him to develop a relationship with his owner.
"Remember things about you, your preferences, experiences and what you don't like," says McMullen.
Kathleen Richardson, professor of Robotics and Artificial Robotics and Ethics at De Montfort University in Leicester, United Kingdom, wants this type of marketing to be banned.
"Basically these companies are telling you not to worry, if you do not have a friend or life partner, they can create a robot girlfriend or girlfriend for you. A relationship is based on intimacy, attachment and reciprocity. These are things that can not be replicated by a machine, "says Richardson.
Professor Richardson advises the creation of a group to monitor the emergence of these products.
The campaign against sex robots is working with regulatory experts to veto claims that they can be substitutes for human relationships.
"Will we have a future where we continue to normalize the idea of women as sexual objects?" Richardson told the BBC.
"If someone has a problem with their partner, they deal with it by talking with the other person, not normalizing that you can have a robot in your life that is as good as a person," Richardson concluded.