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Robot prostitutes to comfort lonely hearts

Published time: May 04, 2012 14:17
Edited time: May 04, 2012 19:17
Robots to replace prostitutes

Robots to replace prostitutes

Girls working in brothels might soon lose their jobs to… robots! New research suggests that replacing human prostitutes with sex androids may not be so far in the future.

A study published in Futures magazine by Michelle Mars and Ian Yeoman from Victoria University, New Zealand, says lifelike “robostitutes” could replace humans by 2050. And the authors believe the tech upgrade would do the sex industry some good.

“High-quality alternatives where robots are indistinguishable from humans”
would help “cut down the profitability of human exploitation," the Week quotes.

A closer look does indeed seem to point at several advantages. Fewer dangerous diseases will spread throughout societies, and human trafficking will drop. Robot prostitutes will be tireless – and won’t get offended by bizarre requests or body odor.

The hi-tech titillaters would have “human-like skin" made with "bacteria-resistant fiber that could be flushed for human fluids between uses."

Arousing androids are not entirely a thing of the future though. In 2010, a sex-doll believed to be the first of its kind showed off its charms at an adult entertainment expo in Las Vegas. According to, the cutting-edge pleasure-provider cost between $7,000 and $9,000, and could be programmed with different personalities.