3 years ago

The “Use” of Sex Robots: A Bioethical Issue

Elen C. Carvalho Nascimento, Eugênio da Silva, Rodrigo Siqueira-Batista

Abstract

The manufacture of humanoid robots with embedded artificial intelligence and for sexual purposes has generated some debates within bioethics, in which diverse competing views have been presented. Themes such as sexuality and its deviations, the objectification of women, the relational problems of contemporary life, loneliness, and even the reproductive future of the species constitute the arguments which have emerged in relation to this subject. Based on these themes, this article presents the current state of the use of female sex robots, the bioethical problems that arise, and how bioethics could serve as a medium for both thinking about and resolving some of these challenges.

Publisher URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s41649-018-0061-0

DOI: 10.1007/s41649-018-0061-0

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