Robotic sex

From This Way Up, 1:50 pm on 3 October 2015
Pepper the robot

Pepper Photo: CC BY-SA 2.5

A popular domestic robot called Pepper has sold out in Japan with the next batch due to go on sale later this month. Pepper stands at just over a metre tall with blue eyes and has a small screen mounted on her chest.

The company selling the humanoid robot has issued a very strange warning to consumers not to perform a sexual act on its robots.

Justin McCurry lives and works in Tokyo and has been following the popularity of this device. He speaks with Simon Morton.