Robot Intimacy: The Inevitable Leap to Love and Sex With Robots

Beth Phillips speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here Festival (18:16)

Elizabeth “Beth” Phillips is a doctoral candidate in the Applied Experimental and Human Factors Psychology PhD program at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. She is currently working on her dissertation in human-robot interaction, and her research focuses on enabling effective teamwork between humans and robots of the future. She has an interest in how robots and other technologies are changing the way we interact with the world and one another.
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