Don't Have Sex With This Robot

Don't Have Sex with This Robot

If you were planning on buying Pepper the robot for your pleasure, you might want to reconsider.

The four-foot tall robot, which talks, tells jokes, and dances about, but should not screw humans, sold out in a minute earlier this summer in Japan.

AFP Jiji Press reports that Pepper's usage agreement states, "The policy owner must not perform any sexual act or other indecent behaviour."

The user's agreement explicitly mentions that both "sexual intercourse" (性行為 or seikoui) and "lewd acts" (わいせつな行為 or waisetsuna koui) are among the prohibited acts. (You also cannot use Pepper, for example, to stalk others. Also, don't stalk Pepper, m'kay?)

The user agreement's language is vague, yet specific enough, to protect the robot's brand image. You don't want Pepper, say, popping up in a porno, do you?

Don't answer that. Please.

Don't Have Sex with This Robot

[Photo: Koki Nagahama | Getty]

SoftBank is also prohibiting customers from hacking the robot's vocal software to make it sound sexier. As AFP Jiji Press notes, however, it's still unclear what action SoftBank will take against those who violate the user agreement — or the robot.

Priced at ¥198,000 ($2,350), Pepper is apparently able to detect people's emotions as long as those emotions don't include let's screw.

Top photo: Getty Images AsiaPac


    Gotcha, don't have sex with that robot...

    Um, okay, what about THIS robot? -

      Only when it's a motorcycle. And don't blame anybody but yourself if you burn yourself on the exhaust pipe.

    Well I kind of need to have sex with this robot now..........Dont tell me what not to have sex with

      Don't have sex with a meat grinder.

        shut up fascist!!

        Now I'm off to buy a meat grinder and its all your fault.

    Maybe I'm just not creative enough in the bedroom...but HOW would you have sex with that robot? Sorry, I just don't feel like overthinking this one too much haha

      I was thinking that too.... But then I saw the robot's Kung-fu grip.......

        Oooooh...geez, you'd hope it could sense pressure then wouldn't you?

          Yeah, otherwise it could end up with a rather embarrassing trip to the doctor!

        Pepper - "The White Knuckler."

      See those ports around the base ? But no, personally I don't see myself having sex with ANY robot until it looks like Jessica Alba / Gwyneth Paltrow. I mean yeah, this one is called Pepper, but that's about the only tenuous link it has to Ms.Paltrow. I wager we'll get VR / Occulus-based sexy time long before we get any decent sex-droids. Even Realdolls, for all their hype, look a bit too 'uncanny valley'. Sinthetics on the other hand ... well if I ever had a spare $7K - $20K and a second home (coz I can't see the wife being too enthused about me bringing a high-end sex doll to our shared home) I could totally see myself getting one of those. Of course, since I'll never have that kind of 'spare money' or that second home, the VR sexy time will be all I'll be getting I'd wager ...

    Why would I want to buy a robot if I couldn't have sex with it? At least I still have you, Roomba.

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