Human beings to have sex with robots?
Scientists from around the world will gather in mid-June to discuss the possibility of human beings developing intimate relationships with robots.4 June 2008
MAASTRICHT - Scientists will gather in the southern Dutch city of Maastricht to discuss the possibility that human beings will increasingly engage in personal and even romantic relationships with robots in the coming decades.
Academics from Austria, Canada, the Netherlands, Ireland, Singapore, the US and Britain are due to deliver some 20 presentations on 12 and 13 June.
The conference, organised by the University of Maastricht, follows the PhD dissertation Intimate Relationships with Artificial Partners by Scottish chess player David Levy who completed at the same university in October 2007.
A commercial edition of the dissertation, entitled Love and Sex with Robots, was published shortly.
In his dissertation, Levy claims human beings will increasingly develop personal relations with robots.
[dpa / Expatica]