THIS is progress?
New sex robots may turn down steamy romps if they are not in the mood.
In the not too distant future, you could cuddle up to your cyber sex goddess - only to receive the automated response saying she has a headache.
Love robots have been invented with the intelligence to go on strike - and shut down completely if pestered when not in the mood.
Sexbot Samantha's ability to say "no" was demonstrated to an audience of stunned academics at one of the UK's leading science villages.
The robot has sensors hidden under her skin, so she can respond to affection like a real-life human.
But she also has a revolutionary electronic brain which puts her in charge in the bedroom.
Samantha is built to please with motorised hands, hips and other body parts and a face which bears a sneaking resemblance to Jennifer Lopez.
She has been designed to purr like a kitten and whisper endearments - but only if stimulated the correct way.
A micro-computer inside her plastic skull can also remember previous "interactions" with her "employer" to improve future experiences.