With robots and their close relatives set to eventually provide help in such diverse areas as nursing, security and cleaning, the Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry has announced that strict guidelines will be required to minimise the potential risk; an example being the use of sensors to stop any man-made mates unexpectedly bumping into someone, and the use of soft materials should they still somehow manage to do so. The sensor strewn and spongy RI-MAN pictured below being a prime example, although the addition of a malleable mohawk is presumably optional.
Yet despite planning to complete its set of guidelines by the end of the year, METI has remained silent on what — if any — restrictions will be placed on more pleasure related pals, an omission that may lead to risky rendezvous for synthetic sex seekers. The short clip below of a sex doll showroom giving away none of the potential pitfalls awaiting would-be wooers.
However judging by this other video, the plastic playmates soft and supple ‘bumpers’ do at least undergo rigorous and repeated testing.
Clips that despite being safety standards based are probably not best viewed at the work place.