The dark side of sexbots

Sex robots are now widely available, but policy makers have not kept up with this emerging technology, a UK report warns.

Dr Aimee van Wynsberghe — assistant professor in ethics and technology at the Technical University of Delft, Netherlands, and co-director of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics — told a UK press conference last week that the report had been published to encourage policy makers, academics, the technology industry and the public to think about the issues