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Can true love happen between a human and a device designed to fit your needs? ‘Real doll X’, ‘Harmony’ and ‘Roxxxy’ are the latest sex robots. But they are more than just a few metal pieces with soft parts. They can have conversations, make jokes, and possess a wide range of facial expressions. The idea is that people don’t just buy them for sex, but for companionship, or maybe even love. Whether this is possible depends on what you understand by a romantic relationship. Dr Sven Nyholm (TUe) wonders how robotisation affects traditional human values. What existential questions do technological developments raise? Can true love happen between a human and a device designed to fit your needs?