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Sex robots with 'resistance setting' let men simulate rape and should be outlawed, say campaigners

The Independent

Robotics company True Companion sells a $9,995 (£7,408) sex doll with programmable personalities including "Frigid Farrah". The company said the "Roxxxy Gold" robot offered men the chance to "realise their most private sexual dreams", a promise some critics saw as "encouraging rapists to find a supposedly safe outlet" for their crimes. But Ms Parker, founder of the Schools Consent Project, a British charity which sends lawyers into classrooms to speak to pupils about sexual offences, said: "In simulating resistance, [the robot] enables users to simulate rape." "We should no more be encouraging rapists to find a supposedly safe outlet for it than we should facilitate murderers by giving them realistic, blood-spurting dummies to stab."


Uber on path to profitability as head of finance Gautam Gupta departs

The Independent

Gupta's exit sets the stage for a second major executive search, now for a chief financial officer who has public company experience. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.