Robots are evolving to help us, but some of us still need to know what they’re like, experts say.
The topic of sex robots was brought up by CNN’s Brianna Keilar and Amy Robach on Monday.
Keilar asked if people should be afraid of them.
Robach responded that some people might fear a robot because it might steal their privacy.
“If a robot can see the future and decide what you look like and where you go, you have to be concerned,” she said.
Robch said we should start asking questions about robots like they ask about humans, and that the robots are evolving as technology evolves.
“You’ve got to wonder what happens when they go through their lives and they go to work, what happens if you’re not around?” she said, according to the Washington Post.
Robikid robots are a new breed of humanoid robot that’s already in service.
The company makes robots with the capability to learn and to be trained.
They can also be controlled by humans.
Robikid’s robots are now in service in countries such as China, and they’ve been sold in more than 50 countries.
Robich said she thinks robots should be viewed as part of a larger societal conversation about our relationship to technology.
Roback asked if the idea of a robot being “a part of society” was a stretch, to which Robach responded, “I don’t think so.”
Robach said we need to look at what robots are like in order to understand what they might be like when we’re not in their presence.
“I think we need a broader conversation about the role of robots, how they will be able to function in society, and how they can be used to benefit society,” she told Keilar.
“We don’t know that yet.”