Future of Sex Meetup: The State of Sex Robots

Join us on May 6 in Sydney to explore the making of robot lovers.

At the second meetup, learn about the state of the art in sex robots and meet other Sydney-siders interested in the fascinating future of sex!

A row of feminine sex robots are shown in this image.

The free event will be held on Wednesday, May 6, upstairs in the Cocktail Lounge at Bar Cleveland, 433 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills, NSW. Come from 5:30 p.m. for drinks and conversation, then hear from our experts around 6:30-7:00 p.m. Afterwards, stay to chat with other sex futurists. Please RSVP at our Meetup page.

We’ll explore the development of sex robots and how soon it will be before they are commonplace in the bedroom. Advances in artificial intelligence, synthetics, 3D printing, and of course robotics are making huge strides.

We’ll take you on a tour of the state of sex robots and the technologies that are bringing them to life. Also, with health and sexuality researcher Dr. Michelle Mars, who coauthored the paper “Robots, Men and Sex Tourism,” we’ll discuss the social implications of sexbots and how they may help or hurt humanity.

Sex Robots 101

The meetup will begin with a 15-minute overview of sex robots on the market and in the making by editor Jenna Owsianik. She’ll show how cutting-edge technology can be molded together to create highly realistic and functional robotic companions, focusing on the futuristic inventions of engineers and artists.

The Future and Implications of Sex Robots

Next Dr. Michelle Mars, whose paper predicts android sex workers will take over Amsterdam’s red light district by 2050, will speak with Jenna about the social factors driving the production of sexbots and the potential downsides to them. This 20-minute section will also cover how robots may give us mortals an outlet to explore our sexualities in unexpected and perhaps healthier ways.

We’ll be tweeting about the event, and invite you to do so as well using the hashtag #futureofsex.

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Featured image source: Michael Coghlan

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