The Call for Papers for the 4th INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON LOVE AND SEX WITH ROBOTS has been published. The website contains the following information: „Within the fields of Human-Computer Interaction and Human-Robot Interaction, the past few years have witnessed a strong upsurge of interest in the more personal aspects of human relationships with these artificial partners. This upsurge has not only been apparent amongst the general public, as evidenced by an increase in coverage in the print media, TV documentaries and feature films, but also within the academic community. The International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots provides an excellent opportunity for academics and industry professionals to present and discuss their innovative work and ideas in an academic symposium. The 4th congress will be held at the University of Montana, Missoula, Montana in the United States on 6-7 December 2018.“ (Website LSR 2018) In 2016 and 2017, the scientists met in London to discuss this topic. Further information is available at loveandsexwithrobots.org.
Fig.: One of the flowers of Montana