More than two-thirds of men recruited for a sexbot study say they would give sex robots try.
About two-thirds of women in the same study say they would not try a sex robot.
But someday, he hopes to arrange long-term experiments that could show how humans interact with social robots over weeks or possibly months.
Such research has huge implications beyond whether humanity ends up using robots for sexual satisfaction—it can also reveal gender differences in how people view modern human relationships. researcher made headlines by calling for a ban on sex robot technology.
For example, both male and female participants agreed that sex with a robot was more like masturbation than sex between humans.
But men typically had greater enthusiasm than women for the different possible uses of sex robots.
Men and women also diverged in their “appropriate” versus “inappropriate” ratings for the case of using sex robots to practice abstinence.
On the other hand, both women and men generally agreed that using sex robots was more appropriate than hiring a human prostitute.
Instead, he wants to help improve understanding of how social robots in general impact both human psychology and human relationships.