The market of sex robots, most of which are female in shape with a lifelike appearance and fully functioning genitals, is on the rise. Anyone can now buy them very quickly!
But, the internet recently caught on fire, when a doll collector named Brick Dollbanger, working as a sex robot beta tester with robot manufacturers Realbotix and Abyss, warned that sex robots with a simple line of ‘coding error’ are prone to violent behaviors including strangling.
He fears violent repercussions if robotics is not adequately regulated. He believes that if they are equipped with free will, a simple coding error might turn AI girlfriends against their owners.
In a Daily Star conversation, he says, “It scares me to death, it is a machine, and it will always be a machine.” He says it’s not going to be as simple as a human to save yourself from a robot if it goes rogue.
Notably, artificial intelligence researchers have consistently warned that internet-connected robots pose higher risks. Hackers might hijack these robots and use them to harm or even kill people.
Last year, Nicholas Patterson, a cybersecurity lecturer at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, issued a warning that hackers can hack into a robot or robotic device and have full control over connections, arms, legs and other attached tools such as knives or welding devices in some cases.
These robots can often be up to 200 pounds and very powerful. The hacker has full control once a robot is hacked and can issue instructions to the robot. Now, the last thing you probably want is one of these robots being controlled by a hacker. Once hacked, they could be used for an advantageous scenario or damage to performing physical actions, he said.
Researchers have found security flaws with Bluetooth-enabled sex toys that hackers can control from remote locations. One such example was revealed last year of a vulnerable butt plug.