Sex robots to hit markets in 2017
Sex robots are set to hit the market in 2017.
The mechanical sex workers - who have fully functioning genitalia - will be made available next year and will set the purchaser back by up to £12,000.
They will also include built in heaters to simulate body heat, and will contain sensors that respond to touch.
Matt McMullen, the founder of RealDolls, who make the devices, told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I want to have people actually develop an emotional attachment to not only the robot but the actual character behind it - to develop some kind of love for this being."
David Levy, author of 'Love And Sex With Robots', claimed the next step would be the ability to marry robots.
He said: "The next major advance will enable us to use our technology to have intimate encounters with the technology itself - to fall in love with the technology, to have sex with robots and to marry them."