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Why Not Marry a Robot?

  • Adrian David Cheok
  • Emma Yann ZhangEmail author
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Part of the Human–Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)

Abstract

The trend of robotics research and development, from industrial robots to service robots to companion and carer robots, has as its logical continuation the design and construction of partner robots, sufficiently human-like and sufficiently appealing in various ways to take on the role of a partner in a relationship with a human being. This trend immediately raises many questions relating to humans loving and being loved by robots, treating robots as life partners and being similarly treated by them, marrying robots and having sex with robots. We discuss some aspects of human-robot marriage and reassess the author’s 10-year-old prediction that the first human-robot marriage will take place in the state of Massachusetts around the year 2050.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Imagineering InstituteIskander PuteriMalaysia

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