Right now there is a big discussion about whether using child sex robots to treat pedophiles is a good idea. Yes, researchers say sexbots - robots resembling children - are inevitable, and could be used "like methadone for drug addicts." The "experts" claim that child sex bots will significantly reduce the number of people overall who abuse children, and they may even develop animal sexbots too:
Paedophiles could be given realistic child sexbots as part of their treatment, it has been claimed.
Leading robotics experts say the emergence of 'sexbots' that resemble children is inevitable.
They believe they could form an important part of treatment plans for paedophiles.
We’ve had sex toys for as long as mankind, and womankind, have been around,' said Ron Arkin, Georgia Tech’s Mobile Robot Lab director, speaking on a robot ethics panel at Berkeley.
'Child-like robots could be used for pedophiles the way methadone is used to treat drug addicts,' Arkin said, according to Forbes.
He said researchers should begin testing potential therapies.
'There are no presumptions that this will assuredly yield positive results – I only believe it is worth investigating in a controlled way to possibly provide better protection to society from recidivism in sex offenders,' he said.
'If we can save some children, I think it’s a worthwhile project.'
Ben Way, a robotics expert whop recently wrote a book called 'Jobocalypse: The End of Human Jobs and How Robots will Replace Them,' told MailOnline that child sexbots were inevitable.
'There is no doubt that child sex bots will become available, and the line and distinction between an adult sex bot and a child sex bot is impossible to police.
'Will child sex bots lead to some people acting out their dark and disgusting desires on real children? Yes, but I suspect having child sex bots will significantly reduce the number of people overall who abuse children.