Chinese migrant workers buy £14,000 sex dolls: Although it might not appeal at first, he said, "once you have a story like 'I had sex with a robot, and it was great!
' appear someplace like Cosmo magazine, I'd expect many people to jump on the bandwagon." In his Ph D thesis, Intimate Relationships with Artificial Partners, Levy stated that the more human-like robots become in terms of personality, function and appearance, the more likely they are to form romantic partners for real people. "Love and sex with robots are inevitable." Read more: Sex will be more popular with ROBOTS than with humans by 2050, claims shocking report Dr Ian Pearson even wrote in a report produced for online sex shop Bondara: “Brothels and strip clubs will soon include robots and they will be a specific fetish for some people, as well as a potentially cheaper replacement for real-life interaction.” According to Dr.
Pearson, advances in sex tech will provide opportunities for those that otherwise wouldn't have them.
Back in 2007, artificial intelligence researcher David Levy from the University of Maastricht told Live Science that people could be marrying robots - and consummating their vows - by 2050.
Dr Driscoll, from the University of Sunderland says that robotic, interactive, motion-sensing technology is likely to become more and more central to the sex industry in the next few years.
Read more: 'World's sexiest robot' steals the spotlight at tech show - but creators say she's not perfect "We tend to think about issues such as virtual reality and robotic sex within the context of current norms.
The ultimate aim is to create a doll that appears to behave as if 'she' enjoys the act of sex.
It might sound like the plot of a 1980s sci-fi film - but sex robots may actually be the biggest tech trend of 2016.
The popularity of the artificially human machines has grown directly in tandem with their realism.