Should Pedophiles Be Allowed To Use Child Sexbots?

It won't be much longer before we start using personal robots to fulfil our erotic desires. But what if these sexbots will be used to mimic illegal sexual activities, such as pedophilia? The answer is surprisingly complicated. » 7/15/14 7:30am 7/15/14 7:30am

Dear young people who have Star Wars prequel nostalgia: Stop it

Yes, this time we tackle the totally new question of which Star Wars movies are better. I heard there might have been a little bit of a discussion about this subject pre-apocalypse, but it's not been explored here in the post-apocalypse. In fact, I haven't given it the tiniest bit of thought before. This is… » 2/26/14 8:17am 2/26/14 8:17am

Today's unfortunate sexbot breakthrough = a poster you can make out with

Oh, this is just downright dark. Researchers at Keio University have developed a sensing program that allows you to slobber on a digital two-dimensional image, which will react to your amorous advances. I suppose this what it's like to get to first base with General Zod when he's trapped in that Phantom Zone… » 4/02/12 8:25am 4/02/12 8:25am

This hugging robot means we're one step closer to doppelgänger sexbots

Meet the Sense-Roid, a touchy mannequin from Japan's University of Electro-Communications. When you don a special tactile jacket and hug this torso, it gropes you right back. Strange? Verily. » 6/27/11 3:30pm 6/27/11 3:30pm

Craigslist ad shills used spanking bot for a mere $500

If you happen to live in the Cincinnati area, you could be in for the bargain of a lifetime. Some lucky soul is parting with his or her Robospanker (after finding a slap-happy companion) and is selling it on the World Wide Web. Are you in the market for a wheeled spanking machine? » 2/01/11 3:30pm 2/01/11 3:30pm

The weirdest, most beautiful scene you'll see today: A living sex doll…

Check out this sexy/weird scene from Air Doll, a new Japanese movie that's showing in select theaters in the U.S. this weekend. If you're looking for an alternative to the Airbender/Twilight monoliths, Air Doll is a decent choice. Spoilers below. » 7/02/10 2:33pm 7/02/10 2:33pm

New Robotic Maid Does Your Laundry, Shuffles Around Like a Drunk

Researchers at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology have created a robot that can do a number of basic household tasks. It's not exactly sprightly, but what are you going to do — program the microwave yourself? » 1/24/10 1:00pm 1/24/10 1:00pm

Recent Poll Reveals Massive Untapped Market for Sexbots

If you could have a personal robot that did just one thing, what would it be? That's what futurist Mike Treder asked the readers of his blog, and the top answers revealed what we secretly (or not so secretly) suspected. » 12/02/09 12:30pm 12/02/09 12:30pm

Female Android Can Only Be Activated By Sex Power [NSFW]

A super-advanced female android is almost ready to awaken: she just needs a flesh-and-blood woman to have sex near her, so she can absorb the female energy. Or something. Luckily, her dorky brother android gets laid nearby, in this clip. » 10/22/09 5:30pm 10/22/09 5:30pm

Battling Sexbots Just Want An Upgrade From Your Hard Drive [NSFW]

So much amazing wrongness in this NSFW clip from Buttobi CPU. A malfunctioning sexbot attacks another sexbot and her master. The friendly sexbot can't defend herself unless her master upgrades her... by sticking his "active molecules" in her "rear port." » 10/06/09 7:09pm 10/06/09 7:09pm

Cool and Crap Awards of the Week

At least two things happened in the world of science and science fiction last week. One was cool, the other was crap.

Coolest excuse to talk about human-robot love, or bot-on-bot love, without seeming like a total chromosexual pervert. The release of Wall-E, a robot love story, has stirred up everybody's memories of… » 6/28/08 1:00pm 6/28/08 1:00pm

Killer Sex Bot Meets Girl In Killdroid Trailer

Machete wielding man-machine Killdroid's lust for murder has been awakened by the love of a young high school girl. The new trailer for Killdroid has slashed its way onto the web, and it includes more body shots of the slimy android and the young "goth" high school girl in the throws of passion (slightly NSFW). Twitch… » 5/21/08 12:00pm 5/21/08 12:00pm

The Creepiest Sex Robots In Mass Media Right Now

Ashton Kutcher posed as a robot being "tested" by his creator, in this photoshoot for vMan magazine with famous photographer Mario Testino. (See gallery below, completely with weirdly exaggerated robo-package in his briefs.) He says he got the idea from a Gatorade ad in which someone's being tested for their physical… » 4/15/08 4:30pm 4/15/08 4:30pm

Soft Rock Sexbots Are Kinda Hot, Kinda Creepy

The Western suburbs of London were a fantastic place to be a sad android fetishist in the late 1990s. Adult contemporary radio stations in two cities, Slough and Guildford, developed Sorayama-esque android DJs, Twinkle and Talon, who wore silver bodysuits, silver hair and (in the case of Talon) a chrome bustier.… » 3/26/08 4:00pm 3/26/08 4:00pm

Cyber Sex Doll Secretly Craves Bloody Death

A lonely nerd can't tell the difference between a psychopathic Russell Crowe and a chess-playing sex-bot, and that spells death for dozens of innocent people (including the sex-bot, who secretly longs to be murdered). There's probably a lesson in this clip — the most freaktastic scene from 1995's Virtuosity — but I'm… » 3/17/08 12:02pm 3/17/08 12:02pm