I’m just glad I got into a relationship before sleeping with C-3PO became the norm.”With 46% of those surveyed admitting that they’d either get under the covers with a sexbot or not judge those who choose to, that’s a fair proportion of people prepared to embrace getting dirty with droids. These so-called “herbivores”—young men who show no carnal desire—also fare badly when it comes to the figures, with 36% professing zero inclination whatsoever in getting it on.
Many members of the otaku clan were able to maintain relationships with the opposite sex, but only if they existed in the form of computer games.
For example, imagine you had a question like 'What's there to do in here? The robot can answer with a predefined line like 'Chat, play games and plenty more...' or pull your chat's info summary from the database, saving you time when dealing with frequently asked questions and other simple queries on your chat website. There is a one minute delay between each bot enable or disable action too, so your robot will appear to naturally log in and out of rooms - just like a normal video chat user would. It can be set to greet newcomers to the chatroom after they log in for the first time.
The greeting message can be customised and will include the visitor's name.
Middlesex University’s Professor Martin Smith, who oversaw the study, said, “While many of us worry about the role of technology and machines in modern society, robots are increasingly being developed for important roles that will help protect and improve our lives.” Protecting and improving is one thing, but replacing significant others in the bedroom does seem like a bit of a jump.