|In "Humans", Mia has a special setting|
New sex robots may turn down steamy romps if they are not in the mood.
In the not too distant future, you could cuddle up to your cyber sex goddess - only to receive the automated response saying she has a head ache.
|Also in Humans, Niska is driven to murder by working|
in a bordello (Emily Barrington)
Love robots have been invented with the intelligence to go on strike - and shut down completely if pestered when not in the mood.
Sexbot Samantha's ability to say "no" was demonstrated to an audience of stunned academics at one of the UK's leading science villages.
The robot has sensors hidden under her skin, so she can respond to affection like a real-life human. But she also has a revolutionary electronic brain which puts her in charge in the bedroom. Samantha is built to please with motorised hands, hips and other body parts and a face which bears a sneaking resemblance to Jennifer Lopez.
|Cyclons #6 and #8 from Battlestar Galactica|
(Tricia Helfer and Grace Park)
She has been designed to purr like a kitten and whisper endearments - but only if stimulated the correct way.And who decides what the correct way is? Oh yeah, the inventors wife. . .
A micro-computer inside her plastic skull can also remember previous "interactions" with her "employer" to improve future experiences.
She can also be switched between "family", "romantic" and "sex" settings including an ultra-raunchy "extra naughty" level depending what you had in mind for the evening.
But buyers expecting a soulless sex slave will be mortified to discover she is programmed to enter "dummy" mode when bored with their attentions.
|Scarlet Johannson as the "Ghost in the Shell"|
Her sensors are also designed to detect when touching becomes too aggressive or disrespectful which will also result in her turning into a lump of plastic.
Samantha already exists as a prototype and is expected to go into mass production soon with a £3,600 price tag.
While I didn't check the exchange rate today, I'm pretty sure I can get turned down for a lot less than £3,600.
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