New equipment coming on to the market in the gaming industry could be utilised for the most realistic porn ever.
Prof Lynne Hall, from the University of Sunderland’s computing, engineering and technology department, said virtual reality headsets are becoming cheaper and more sophisticated.
She said: “If you want to be Kate Winslet standing in front of Leonardo DiCaprio, that can happen.
“The porn sector will do this if there’s a lot of money in it and there will be a lot of money in it.”
Prof Hall added: “Leisure sex is increasingly socially acceptable and pornography is very widely accessed.
“We live very small lives dominated by smartphones. This fits very well into that lifestyle.”
Prof Hall was speaking at the Love and Sex with Robots second international congress at Goldsmiths, University of London, as she presented a research paper called ‘sex with robots for love-free encounters’.
The paper explores the “technological advances for pornography and their relevance for such fantasy sex robots… through the integration of virtual reality, tele-dildonics, soft and wearable robots”.
It says robotics could “support love-free sexual pleasure… across a range of domains”.