Sex Dolls and Sex Robots and Rape Culture

In 2017 the Campaign Against Sex Robots will continue to emphasise the direct connections between the development and imagination of sex dolls/ robots and rape culture. In order to make sense of rape culture we have to make a distinction between rape and sex. Where the distinction lies between rape and sex is not fixed…

Property relations – Is property a person? Extending the Rights of Property Owners Through the Rights of Robotic Machines

Part of proceedings of Machine Ethics and Machine Law Workshop, Krakow 2016 Property relations – Is property a person? The logic of capitalism and extending the Rights of Property Owners Through the Rights of Robotic Machines Kathleen Richardson Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility De Montfort University Abstract A small but vocal community in AI…

Are prostitutes’ robots?, by Eleanor Hancock

Are prostitutes’ robots? It may seem a strange question, but it remains the question central in the quest for sexual robotics and indeed, in looking at the commercial trade in humans bodies that is the cornerstone of the prostitution and pornography industries. Dehumanizing Women Skinning a Sex Doll By Sharon Wright, Artist Usage rights with…

Are Sex Robots as Bad as Killing Robots?

Available as part of proceedings in What Social Robots Can and Should Do Proceedings of Robophilosophy 2016 / TRANSOR 2016   Are Sex Robots as Bad as Killing Robots? Kathleen RICHARDSON,[1] Abstract. In 2015 the Campaign Against Sex Robots was launched to draw attention to the technological production of new kinds of objects: sex robots of…