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‘Perfection’: Can sex robots replace human partners?

Harmony was designed by Robotix to be a perfect companion of a very specific kind. She’s a sex robot and will be available for purchase by the end of the year. In this podcast, Benjamin Silvester speaks with a retailer of hyper-realistic sex dolls to figure out what this means for relationships of the future.

Audio report by Benjamin Silvester

Audio journalism students from the Centre for Advancing Journalism worked with mentors from All The Best radio to create content for Science Gallery Melbourne’s show on Perfection.

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THE CITIZEN is a publication of the Centre for Advancing Journalism. It has several aims. Foremost, it is a teaching tool that showcases the work of the students in the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs, giving them real-world experience in working for publication and to deadline. Find out more →

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