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The Sex Robots Are Coming (Channel 4 30 Nov 2017)

The Sex Robots Are Coming

The Sex Robots Are Coming, airing on Thursday 30 November at 10.00pm on Channel 4, follows an attempt to create one of the world’s first fully functioning sex robots: a sex doll that looks, moves and talks like no sex doll that’s gone before.

Successfully combining AI technologies in a mass-produced robot capable of intimacy and sex has never been done before, and the race is on to be the first company to market. Filmed over two years, this documentary – part of Channel 4’s Rise of the Robots season – follows one company as they build a prototype sexbot called Harmony.

The programme also meets James – who already owns four sex dolls and can’t wait to have his own technologically cutting-edge artificial girlfriend – and asks what he finds so compelling about sexbots and why he wants them to show signs of life.

But not everyone thinks the technological advancements are a good thing; critics claim this new generation of robotic lovers objectifies humans and query if they potentially endanger human relationships.

Executive Producer: Tom Barry
Producer and Director: Nick Sweeney
Production Company: Raw

The Sex Robots Are Coming airs Thursday 30 November 2017 from 10.00pm-11.05pm on Channel 4.

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