Q: Let’s say a husband fell in love with his sexbot and decided he enjoyed her company more than his wife’s. Could the wife sue for divorce, and whom would she sue? What if a robot and a human marry and adopt a child; could the female robot end up with custody?
A: There are many hypothetical situations where human-robot interactions could lead to outlandish and sci-fi-like results. But, there are also many steps that would probably occur well before. For example, establishing what level of responsibility — both social and legal — for which people are willing to hold robots or their creators accountable.