We're on the Edge of a Sex Robotics Revolution
Doing the robot no longer refers to just the dance move.
YouGov, an internet-based market research firm, found that 49 percent of American adults believe that having sex with robots will become common practice within the next 50 years.
The study, which surveyed 1,146 adults ages 18 and up, found that only 9 percent of women polled would consider having sex with a robot. However, one in four men, or 24 percent, were open to the idea.
The appearance of the robot was an important factor for both men and women as 52 percent of those contemplating robot lovemaking agree that it is essential for the bot to resemble a human.
Though robot-romping could be the next phase in hookup culture, the study concluded that most Americans would not classify the physical act as traditional sex. One in three people surveyed believe doing the deed with a robot is more aligned with masturbation than intercourse.
Poll participants were also divided when it came to exclusivity. When asked whether sleeping with a bot while in an exclusive relationship could be perceived as cheating, 32 percent said it would be unfaithful and 33 percent said it would not.
Nevertheless, it’s clear that sex robots are here to stay, and becoming more of a reality every day.