Japan robot owners warned off droid sex BANGKOK POST
TOKYO - The company behind a chatty Japanese humanoid named Pepper has felt the need to remind customers who purchase the robots not to engage in sex with them.
Mobile phone giant SoftBank, which sells the units in Japan, states helpfully in its user agreement: "The policy owner must not perform any sexual act or other indecent behaviour."
The wise-cracking Pepper -- who, according to its makers, can read people's emotions -- costs a cool US$1,600 (58,000 baht).
SoftBank said lewd acts could trigger punitive action, although exactly what kind of punishment offenders faced -- and how anyone would ever find out -- was not made clear in yet another grey area.
However, a spokesman for the company made clear that tampering with the robot's software to give it a sexy voice was a definite no-no.
OKAY you pervs, put away your credit cards and back away from your keyboards...
Unless you're into 4 foot tall plastic sex toys that can talk dirty...