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EP198 - Are We Ready to Have Sex with Robots? Featuring Dr. Rebecca Gibson

Sexology

Release Date: 10/13/2020

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Welcome to episode 198 of the Sexology Podcast! Today I'm delighted to welcome Dr. Rebecca Gibson to the podcast. In this episode Rebecca speaks with me about sex robots, how people become attracted to them, why they won’t help you with relational skills and what the future holds as technology and AI continue to improve.  

Rebecca Gibson is an adjunct professor at American University and Indiana University South Bend. Her published works include "Desire in the Age of Robots and AI: An Investigation in Science Fiction and Fact" (Palgrave Macmillan 2019) and "The Corseted Skeleton: A Bioarchaeology of Binding" (Palgrave Macmillan 2020).  

She holds a PhD in Anthropology from American University, and when not writing or teaching can be found reading mystery novels amidst a pile of stuffed animals.   

 

In this episode, you will hear: 

  • What are sex robots?  
  • How did Rebecca become interested in this line of work? 
  • Why is there a lack of male sex robots? 
  • Looking at the reasons why people become attracted to sex robots 
  • How the Turning Test is being used to make sex robots more interesting  
  • How sex robots fill a gap for people who can’t get access to sex  
  • The way in which many sex robots reflect their creators 
  • Why sex robots won’t help you with relational skills  
  • What is going to be the future trends of sex robots? 

 

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