Poll: Quarter of Young People Would Date a Robot New research among 18-34 year olds reveals that a quarter of young people in the UK would happily date a robot. Marking the launch of FutureFest 2016, a festival focused on inspiring people to change the future, new research was published today detailing the public’s collective vision of the world in 20 years time. Commissioned by Nesta, a UK-based innovation foundation and host of FutureFest, 1,000 British adults ages 18-34 were interviewed on a variety of topics. One-in-four British millenials who would happily build a relationship with an android, there are, of course, stipulations. To qualify as a potential partner, the android must look like a real-life human and be a “perfect match.” While 26% of British millenials are comfortable with dating a robot, only 17% of the overall British adult population is willing. A robot that looked as good as the chick from Ex Machina wouldn't be so bad. I think I would wait for the third operating system when they perfected not being annoying and bitchy.