In more robotic sex news, Sergi Santos, the inventor of one of the first model design sex androids, "Samantha", has shared that in the future he’d like to have a baby with his robot. That’s right, a baby.
And there’s more, especially if you’re wondering how on earth it’d work, because we were too. Well according to Santos, an electronic engineer who already believes that robots will take over some human-like jobs and responsibilities, and even marry into human families, he would create a program enabling his robot partner to have her own personality with many of the traits and values that humans have. He’d then create an algorithm, combining his own personal personality and values with those of his robotic partner, to produce a 3D printed baby.
Santos currently lives in Barcelona with his wife of 16 years, Maritsa Kissamitaky, and believes that his life-size sex doll has helped improve the couple's sex life.
Samantha got a lot of worrying attention last month when she was fondled by several different men at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, causing parts of her to break.
Although it's still a bizarre new phenomenon for some, sex robots have been a topic of discussion for a while now and Santos has already sold 15 of these sex machines.
In fact, a study from earlier this year, authored by Jessica Szczuka and Nicole Krämer from the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany, looked at what it would take to persuade men to purchase a sex robot. Surprisingly, 40.3 percent of the 263 heterosexual men they sampled admitted that they could see themselves getting intimate with a sex robot in the next five years.
Sex robots like Samantha are becoming increasingly popular in places like Japan, which is likely causing a decline in normal sexual behavior amongst couples. Welp.