Can Robots Love Us?

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James Young explores whether robots can connect with us emotionally as well as physically, from our therapists to our companions or even our partners. Can robots love us?

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The Trouble With Sex Robots

LONDON — Frigid Farrah. That’s the imaginatively alliterative name of the sex robot that’s yours to rape for just $9,995. Or rather, that’s the name of the “personality” you would set your Roxxxy TrueCompanion robot to if you wanted to find her not too “appreciative” when you “touched her in a private area,” according to the company’s website.

Sex robots are coming, warns a new report from the Foundation for Responsible Robotics. Indeed, many are already available and shipping worldwide.

Read more in The New York Times

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