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Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications

John Danaher and Neil McArthur


Sexbots are coming. Given the pace of technological advances, it is inevitable that realistic robots specifically designed for people’s sexual gratification will be developed in the not-too-distant future. Despite popular culture’s fascination with the topic, and the emergence of the much-publicized Campaign Against Sex Robots, there has been little academic research on the social, philosophical, moral, and legal implications of robot sex. This book fills the gap, offering perspectives from philosophy, psychology, religious studies, economics, and law on the possible future of robot-human sexu ... More

Keywords: Philosophy, human computer interaction, social studies of science, robotics, sexbots, human-robot sexual relationships, alt sex, love, ethics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780262036689
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262036689.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Danaher, editor
National University of Ireland, Galway

Neil McArthur, editor
University of Manitoba

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