Many sex experts predict that we are headed to a future where virtual lovers will replace humans. Looks like we’re at the brink of opening the door to this uncalled-for nightmare.

AI-Altech, a sex robot company, is building a sex robot that can breathe.

This human-like robot ‘Emma’ will come with ‘AI chest cavity’ that will give her the ability to breathe. More advanced versions will provide Emma the ability to control her limbs like a person. But, there’s a catch. Digisexuals will have to wait for this upgrade as it is not likely to be released in the coming months.

Cloud Climax, UK agent for AI-Altech, made it seem like the company is working on more human-like breakthroughs.

Sam White, a manager at the Cloud Climax, told Daily Star that the sex robot company is working with multiple contractors on Emma’s arm movements.

Maybe someday Emma would even piggyback her boyfriend on a trekking course.

Emma, the sex robot company’s first AI-capable doll is mighty expensive at £2,799. But it promises to uphold human-like experience by memorizing your personality so it can have real conversations.

This sounds surreal but according to a report by Defense One, AI robots can imitate human relationships and even mirror common political beliefs. ‘Her’ and ‘Blade Runner 2049’ doesn’t look like a work of fiction now, does it?

Emma sex robot breathe

Moscow, Russia - October 1, 2017: Sophia humanoid robot speaking Russian at Open Innovations Conference at Skolokovo technopark.

The question is: would you have sex with a sex robot?

Sadly, the answer to this question is quite a practical one. According to Dr. Marianne Brandon at the Applied Evolutionary Psychology Society’s Mental Health Symposium, doctors could soon prescribe sex robots to patients with sexual dysfunction.

Dr. Brandon noted that the arrival of sex robots could have a devastating effect on intimate love relationships between men and women. Sex robots could make real relationships and women “less attractive.” One could also expect a decline in the number of marriages and even birth rates.

To quote Dr. Brandon, “Sexbots would always be available and could never say no, so addictions would be easy to feed. People will rearrange their lives to accommodate their addictions.”

This doesn’t mean that the arrival of robots in our lives is bad news.

Sony Corp’s robotic dog aibo (Artificial Intelligence roBOt) knows what makes you happy and sad. The $2,899 robotic dog has a unique ability to learn, recognize, and remember human face. Its extra-ordinary capability to remember what makes the owner “happy,” or “not happy” is built on a neural-network-based skill set to see, hear, observe, and understand human expressions instead of voice-only commands.

Robotic dog aibo

The US launch of aibo is called the First Litter Edition. Source: Sony

There’s also undersea robots currently plowing the sea to help protect the Great Barrier Reef.