17% of Us Would Have Sex With a Robot
Well, 'us' being the Brits who took a poll
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted May 7, 2014 11:53 AM CDT
Would you get busy with a robot?   (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

(Newser) – Roughly 17% of us would have sex with a robot—"us," in this case, being Brits. A survey conducted by the University of Middlesex asked 2,000 people their thoughts on a range of robot-related questions, and the copulation question in particular is getting a lot of attention. As the Guardian reports, roughly one in six respondents would "have sex with an android," and another one in three (29%) were OK with others getting down with robots. But about four in 10 were creeped out by the idea, and another 14% thought robots should not be used for sex.

And there were other robot-related fears expressed. The Week reports that one in three believe robots could "spell the end of the human race," and about the same number believe a robot could steal his or her job. As for RoboCop becoming a reality, one in 10 think it'll happen within a decade. Professor Martin Smith headed up the survey, and shares his thoughts on the top 10 jobs robots will likely first grab from us in the Telegraph. Among them: train driver, chauffeur, floor cleaner, lecturer, and security guard. The poll syncs with the debut of JJ Abrams' Almost Human in the UK. (Here's something else to fear about robots.)

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Jun 10, 2014 6:07 PM CDT
On a serious note, this could be the answer for people who have sexual issues and can't interact with a human partner. Maybe it would satisfy some of the deviants who turn to molesting and rape. A robot by virtue of it not having a conscience would be able to take part in any type of sexual action without guilt or injury.
Jun 10, 2014 5:59 PM CDT
Walowitz (Big Bang Theory) had his mechanical friend giving him a hand job till it crashed. Seemed like a good idea at first. You'd definitely want an emergency stop button.
Dan Austin
May 10, 2014 3:00 AM CDT
I married a catholic girl...in fact she is a nun...I get nun at night....nun..in the morning....nun in the afternoon....One day she dropped a can of green beans and I tried to take advantage of her then...We have banned from Safeway for life..