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A leading robot ethicist has launched a campaign calling for a ban on the development of sex robots.
Dr Kathleen Richardson, a robotics expert at De Montfort University in Leicester, England, warns that sex robots could contribute to the systemic dehumanization of women and children.
“Sex robots seem to be a growing focus in the robotics industry and the models that they draw on – how they will look, what roles they would play – are very disturbing indeed,” she told the BBC.
Richardson explained that her Campaign Against Sex Robots is not anti-sex, but rather anti-exploitation.