Hackers could turn sex-bots into killer cyborgs

Ultra-realistic sex robots could be used by warped hackers to attack humans, according to a chilling warning…The sex robot craze has swept the globe, with punters willing to fork out the cash to have their wicked way with the dolls…And producers have promised punters more realism than ever, with dolls able to mimic human voices and have orgasms set to enter the market.

But tech experts have warned that the more advanced these robots get, the greater the risk they will pose to mankind…

❝ Cyber security lecturer Dr Nick Patterson worryingly said that hacking into a sex robot could even be easier than gaining access to someone’s laptop or phone.

He added that once the robot has been breached, the hacker then has full control…

❝ Dr Patterson, of Deakin University, Australia, predicted that we will soon see robots replacing human workers and mimicking humans…But as long as the robots are connected to an interface, they can always be hacked.

RTFA if you feel like wandering through the crap that passes for the popular press in the UK.

The idea is interesting. Must be a few enterprising low-budget or not-so-low-budget examples on film. But, this analysis is lower than low budget.

4 thoughts on “Hackers could turn sex-bots into killer cyborgs

    • Maschinenmensch says:

      First sex robot brothel to open in US: Outrage in Houston as ‘no law can stop it’ https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1024027/sex-robot-brothel-houston-texas-mayor-protests-petition “…Entrepreneur Yuval Gavriel, owner of Canada-based KinkySdolls, already runs a similar business in Toronto, Canada, where customers can test out the silicon dolls, which heat up, for $60 an hour before deciding whether to buy them at a cost of between $2,000 and $5,000. Russia’s first robot brothel opened in May, apparently in a bid to attract customers planning to attend the World Cup.
      Harmony 2.1, the world’s first commercially available sex robot went on sale in January, retailing for a hefty £15,000. Made by tech company Robotix, it has a Scottish accent, 30 different faces and 16 body types for users to choose from, as well as 18 different personality types and a wide range of breast sizes.”
      (“Harmony 2.0 comes with a ‘persistent memory’ allowing her to build up relationships with her owners and remember facts about them. RealDoll chief executive Matt McAllen said: “The idea of the robot is to help someone find a level of companionship that they may not be able to achieve otherwise.” https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/787867/Sex-doll-robot-Harmony-2-0-RealDoll )

  1. Hey, Rube! says:

    Brown University researchers illustrate a point: hacking robots is far too easy. https://futurism.com/hacking-robots-easy/ Includes link to “Scanning the Internet for ROS: A View of Security in Robotics Research” published on the non-peer-reviewed preprint server arXiv and “The Serious Security Problem Looming Over Robotics” [Wired].
    Also: “Watch as a World-Renowned Hacker Shows You How It’s Done : Think your wireless and other technology is safe? Think again. From Blue Tooth to automobile remotes, PCs, and “secure” credit cards, this Hacker shows how nearly every secure system is vulnerable.” (TED 17:49) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqKafI7Amd8

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