If you love robots so much, why don't you marry one?
This may be possible in the future, according to artificial intelligence researcher David Levy. According to Levy's Ph.D thesis, titled "Intimate Relationships with Artificial Partners," robots will become so humanlike and pseudo-emotional that we won't be able to keep from falling in love and making out with them. Aw yeah.
The University of Maastricht in the Netherlands liked the thesis paper so much that they
married it awarded Levy a doctorate.
Silly and pervy as the idea of marrying a robot sounds, the amount of research Levy did for the paper was impressively thorough. According to this Daily Mail article, he based the thesis on "about 450 publications about psychology, sexology, sociology, robotics, materials science, artificial intelligence, gender studies and computer-human interaction."
Levy's paper also examined the reasons why people fall in love and have sex. He concluded that a combination of future robots' aesthetic features and artificial personalities, as well as the fact that human attitudes towards sex are becoming more and more liberal, means that there will be little to no barriers for human-robot love.
Just so you can plan ahead, YesButNoButYes has a list of the 10 sexiest robots of all time. And Donald Bell has been seen about town with . Yee-ouch!
[Via The Daily Mail.]