The sex robot craze has swept the globe, with punters willing to fork out the cash to have their wicked way with the dolls.
And producers have promised punters more realism than ever, with dolls able to mimic human voices and have orgasms set to enter the market.
But tech experts have warned that the more advanced these robots get, the greater the risk they will pose to mankind.
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Inventor Elon Musk labelled advanced AI including sex robots as the biggest risk of World War 3, claiming that North Korea should be low on our list of concerns.Cyber security lecturer Dr Nick Patterson worryingly said that hacking into a sex robot could even be easier than gaining access to someone’s laptop or phone.He added that once the robot has been breached, the hacker then has full control.“Hackers can hack into a robot or a robotic device and have full control of the connections, arms, legs and other attached tools like in some cases knives or welding devices.“Often these robots can be upwards of 200 pounds, and very strong. Once a robot is hacked, the hacker has full control and can issue instructions to the robot.
“The last thing you want is for a hacker to have control over one of these robots! Once hacked they could absolutely be used to perform physical actions for an advantageous scenario or to cause damage.”
Dr Patterson, of Deakin University, Australia, predicted that we will soon see robots replacing human workers and mimicking humans.But as long as the robots are connected to an interface, they can always be hacked.He added: “Robots need an operating system to operate just like our phones, tablets and laptops.“As we have seen, it’s popular to have everything connected to the internet these days – phones, fridges, surveillance cameras, smart homes… robots are no different.”