Rise of the Sex Robots
Could robots designed for sex and companionship really substitute human relationships? Jane Wakefield visits a sex robot factory in California where creator Matt McMullen introduces his sex robot, Harmony, and explains why his product might help people struggling to form relationships in real life. International robotics expert Noel Sharkey and robot ethicist Kathleen Richardson discuss the ethical questions this new technology throws up, and ask whether we need international rules on how robots are developed and used.
(Photo: Sex robot heads being manufactured at the Abyss Creations factory in California, Credit: BBC)