A robotictoy company accused the world’s biggest tech show of sexism after being stripped of an innovation award

  • A hands-free robotic sex toy won an award for innovation at the Consumer Electronics Show tech show in Las Vegas, but the prize was later revoked.
  • The Osé personal massager, the startup Lora DiCarlo’s first product, originally won the CES Innovation Award in the robotics-and-drones category.
  • But the Consumer Technology Association, which judges the awards and organizes CES, said the sex toy should never have been considered as it “does not fit into any of our existing product categories.”
  • In an open letter, the CEO of Lora DiCarlo said the association had changed its story.
  • She said it initially told her it revoked the award on moral grounds, and she accused it of sexism, saying that sex gadgets aimed at men are prominent at CES

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