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Robotics 2018, 7(3), 44;

Me, My Bot and His Other (Robot) Woman? Keeping Your Robot Satisfied in the Age of Artificial Emotion

Cognitive Science, Faculty of Information Technology, University of Jyvaskyla, 40014 Jyväskylän yliopisto, Finland
Received: 14 June 2018 / Revised: 10 August 2018 / Accepted: 10 August 2018 / Published: 15 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Love and Sex with Robot)
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With a backdrop of action and science fiction movie horrors of the dystopian relationship between humans and robots, surprisingly to date-with the exception of ethical discussions-the relationship aspect of humans and sex robots has seemed relatively unproblematic. The attraction to sex robots perhaps is the promise of unproblematic affectionate and sexual interactions, without the need to consider the other’s (the robot’s) emotions and indeed preference of sexual partners. Yet, with rapid advancements in information technology and robotics, particularly in relation to artificial intelligence and indeed, artificial emotions, there almost seems the likelihood, that sometime in the future, robots too, may love others in return. Who those others are-whether human or robot-is to be speculated. As with the laws of emotion, and particularly that of the cognitive-emotional theory on Appraisal, a reality in which robots experience their own emotions, may not be as rosy as would be expected. View Full-Text
Keywords: emotions; robots; sex; infidelity; artificial intelligence emotions; robots; sex; infidelity; artificial intelligence
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