Sex robot Roxxxy could be coming to a home near you Image: Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email It might sound like the plot of a s sci-fi film - but sex robots may actually be the biggest tech trend of The popularity of the artificially human machines has grown directly in tandem with their realism.
And not only will people be having intimate relations with them - they may even fall in love with them too. Dr Helen Driscoll, a leading authority on the psychology of sex and relationships, said 'sex tech' was already advancing at a fast pace. Video Loading Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Dr Driscoll, from the University of Sunderland says that robotic, interactive, motion-sensing technology is likely to become more and more central to the sex industry in the next few years.
Robophilia may be alien now, but could be normal in the near future as attitudes evolve with technology. Intelligent Sex Dolls have already been unveiled that uses technology to create the illusion of sentience "As virtual reality becomes more realistic and immersive and is able to mimic and even improve on the experience of sex with a human partner; it is conceivable that some will choose this in preference to sex with a less than perfect human being.
Emotional robot slapped with 'sex ban' and its owners will even have to sign a contract Dr Driscoll adds: Back in , artificial intelligence researcher David Levy from the University of Maastricht told LiveScience that people could be marrying robots - and consummating their vows - by Video Loading Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Although it might not appeal at first, he said, "once you have a story like 'I had sex with a robot, and it was great!
True Companion sex robot, Roxxxy was the next big thing five years ago, but tech has advanced Image: Getty "Love and sex with robots are inevitable. Pearson, advances in sex tech will provide opportunities for those that otherwise wouldn't have them. And the technology is ready to go this year. Meet Gabrielle, a real looking prosthetic male doll: Matt McMullen, the CEO of "love doll" manufacturer RealDoll, is busy making a new toy the first one is called Harmony that will blink, open its mouth and even have a chat with you.
The ultimate aim is to create a doll that appears to behave as if 'she' enjoys the act of sex. Meanwhile, another robotics expert has launched a campaign to ban the development of sex robots in the UK. Kathleen Richardson, a senior research fellow at De Montfort University in Leicester, has called the development of sex 'bots a "disturbing" trend that needs to be stopped. Real love dolls from Japan: Video Loading Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now "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.