Oliver Willis

Japanese Company Bans Sex With Its Robot

Pepper Robot

Japanese robot manufacturer bans customers from having sex with robot.

“They can educate, entertain and even help with banking queries and hotel check-ins, but as sexual partners, Japan’s new generation of android robots are off limits.

That is the somewhat bizarre warning issued by SoftBank, the firm that makes Pepper, perhaps the country’s best-known humanoid, which went on sale earlier this year.

In its user agreement, SoftBank states: “The policy owner must not perform any sexual act” on the robot or engage in “other indecent behaviour”.” [READ MORE]