Sex Robots Could Actually Worsen Loneliness, New Study Says


This isn’t the first time doctors have objected to the use of robotic sexual fantasies. In 2015, Dr. Kathleen Richardson led a campaign to ban the development of sex robots in the UK. Richardson worked as a robot ethicist at De Monfort University in Leicester, and she wanted to raise awareness about how sex robots affect the human psyche.

“Sex robots seem to be a growing focus in the robotics industry and the models that they draw on – how they will look, what roles they would play – are very disturbing indeed,” she said.

“We think that the creation of such robots will contribute to detrimental relationships between men and women, adults and children, men and men and women and women,” she said in an interview with the BBC.

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