Sex robot creator Sergi Santos says it is only a matter of time before human and robot marriages become common and says he has even figured out how to make his robot "Samantha" capable of having a baby.
Samantha is a woman-shaped sex robot capable of making "realistic" orgasm sounds.
"People might look at Samantha as a weird thing you read about. But before they know it, these robots will be doing their jobs, and marrying their children, their grandchildren, and their friends," the scientist told The Sun.
He adds that people "need to remember that just a few years ago mobile phones were seen as a non-essential item in society but now we can't function without them".
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Santos also claims that he will be able to have a baby with Samantha.
"It's not so difficult. I would love to have a child with a robot."
The child would, of course, be part robot.
"Using the brain I have already created, I would program it with a genome so he or she could have moral values, plus concepts of beauty, justice and the values that humans have. Then to create a child with this robot it would be extremely simple," he explained.
"I would make an algorithm of what I personally believe about these concepts, and then shuffle it with what she thinks and then 3D print it. That's it. I 3D print the robot that is the child of me and the robot ... I don't see any complications."
Santos is an expert in nanotechnology who has recently made headlines with his sex robot. He has studied electronic engineering, nanotechnology, AI, material sciences and applied materials.