February 12, 2019

Recommendation: Enjoy this roasting of Silicon Valley, seasoned with a dusting of accurate sexbots. 

Robots: Sexbots

Made for Love by Alissa Nutting is the only work of serious fiction, where “serious" means reviewed by NPR, that I am aware of that features a sexbot as a...

April 30, 2018

This week we will explore robot gender in literature and cinema and why roboticists build robots that are explicitly a male or female gender. After all, it’s the start of Season 2 of HBO’s Westworld, where female robots Delores and Maeve are having their #MeToo moment....

April 14, 2018

Welcome back to the Robotics Through Science Fiction podcast. This week we are joined by the fantastic Aimee van Wynsberghe to discuss sexbots!

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April 9, 2018

This week we take a look at sex, love, and robots, starting with a review of Autonomous, which has been nominated for a Nebula Award. At the end of the week we’ll have an interview with Dr. Aimee Van Wynsberghe, a professor at TU Delft and co-director of the Foundation...

February 21, 2016

Robots: Androids, robot horses and rattlesnakes.

What it gets right about robotics: perception and the use of affordances, the manpower it takes to keep complex robots in operation, computer viruses

Recommended watching: Stop what you are doing and watch this movie now!...

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