FoldiMate's Laundry-Folding Robot Designed To 'Save Marriages Around The World'?

International Business Times

As promised, FoldiMate showed off its laundry-folding robot at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. This machine is intended to be a household robot that makes folding clothes hassle-free for families. FoldiMate is among the companies that are in attendance at the big tech trade show this week. After teasing about its upcoming family robot for a while, the California-based company is finally showing off its invention to the public. The FoldiMate Family robot is designed to be a machine that takes care of clothes once they are washed.


Married, With Glitches

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"My forecast is that around 2050, the state of Massachusetts will be the first jurisdiction to legalize marriages with robots." The key reasons cited by humans for dissatisfaction with robots are: • "That infernal humming." PART II Our surveys reveal that extramarital infidelity is the "tipping point" for the deterioration of human-robot relationships. As noted elsewhere in roboliterature (see "Russian Robot Wives Date Cyclotrons," National Enquirer, March 2047), a notorious flaw of robots' artificial intelligence technology is an underdeveloped moral sense. Over 75 percent of human-robot marital spats involve rampant robot promiscuity.


Future Tense Newsletter: How Sex Robots May Remake Marriage

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As with other social institutions, marriage has always evolved alongside changes in technology. Electric appliances gave rise to wives pursuing paid work outside the patriarchal burdens of homemaking. The latex condom and other birth control tech offered both partners more choices and provoked society to reckon with the idea that women, too, seek sexual gratification from their relationships. Now, argues economist Marina Adshade, another technology seems poised to radically transform this age-old practice: sex robots. She explains how titillating androids of the future might disentangle our association between sexual intimacy and marriage--and, in doing so, remake our matrimonial unions for the better.


Sex robots to spell the end of MARRIAGES? Experts warn bots will become 'social norm'

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Speaking at the International Congress of Love and Sex with Robotics, Dr Trudy Barber said sex bots will become the social norm within 25 years as technology develops to make them more lifelike. Dr Barber, a leading authority on the impact of technology on sex, said: "It could be that we are so busy with our lives, we are so embedded in our technological narrative that the idea of engaging in long-distance sex and robot sex is actually a natural process in our evolutionary cycle.


'So much more convenient to have sex with a robot'

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French woman Lilly wants to marry her robot. Only her partner is 3D printed robot named Inmmovator who she designed herself, after realising she was attracted to "humanoid robots generally" rather than other people. "I'm really and totally happy," she told news.com.au "Our relationship will get better and better as technology evolves." The "proud robosexual" said she always loved the voices of robots as a child but realised at 19 she was sexually attracted to them as well.