Program

Day 1 – 19th December, 2017 

Time Event
09:30-10:00 Registration
10:00-10:30 Being Riajuu [リア充]. A phenomenological analysis of sentimental relationships with “digital others”
Nicola Liberati, University of Twente
10:30-11:00 The influence of body proportions on  perceived gender of robots in Latin America
Gabriele Trovato, Waseda University; Cesar Lucho, PUCP; Friederike Eyssel, Bielefeld University; Jasmin Bernotat, Bielefeld University
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-12:00 Selling Techno-futurism: Exploring Pepper’s Images and Discourses Taiwanese News Media Make
Kuan-Hung Lo, Virginia Tech
12:00-12:30 Reflections on the Moral Challenges Posed by a Child Sex Robot
Marc Behrendt, ULB University, Brussels, Belgium
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:30 Lying cheating robots – robots and infidelity
Rebekah Rousi, University of Jyväskylä
14:30-15:00 SSML for Sex Robots
Oliver Bendel, School of Business FHNW
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-16:00 The Next Evolution: The Constitutive Human-Doll Relationship as Companion Species
Deborah Blizzard, Rochester Institute of Technology
16:00-16:30 Female Robots as “The Perfect Woman”
Julie Wosk, State University of New York, Maritime College
16:30-17:00 Virtual Sex: Good, Bad or Ugly?
Hoshang Kolivand, Liverpool John Moores University; Abdoulvahab  Ehsani Rad, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Shahrood Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran
17:00-18:00 Keynote Speech
“Man as an end in himself” – the libertine, the culture of sadism, porn and sex robots
Dr Kathleen Richardson
18:00-20:00 Welcome Dinner

Day 2 – 20th December, 2017

Time Event
10:00-10:30 Perceptions and Responsiveness to Intimacy with Robots; A User Experience Study
Chamari Edirisinghe; Adrian David Cheok; Nosiba Khougali. Imagineering Institute and City, University of London
10:30-11:00 Dolores and Robot Sex: Fragments of Non-Anthropocentric Ethics
Thomas Beschorner, University of St. Gallen; Florian Krause, University of St. Gallen
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-12:00 Sexbots: Biomimetics, Biohybrids and Ethicaland Legal Constraints on Customisation
Robin Mackenzie, University of Kent
12:00-12:30 Sex Machines of Substitution. Who needs to look human
Nicole Duller, Alpen-Adria-University Austria; Joan Rodriguez-Amat, Sheffield Hallam University
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:30 Neurodildo: A Mind-Controlled Sex Toy with E-stim Feedback for People with Disabilities
Leonardo Gomes, University of Sao Paulo; Rita Wu, University of Sao Paulo
14:30-15:00 Posthuman desire in robotics and science fiction
Sophie Wennerscheid, Ghent University
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:00 Discussion: Sex-Tech, Sex Robots and the Adult Industry: What Next?
Eleanor Hancock
16:00-17:00 Keynote Speech
Can Robots and Humans Make Babies Together?
Dr David Levy
17:00-17:30 Closing