CES returns robotics award to women's sex toy startup after banning firm's smart vibrator

Mail Online | 5/8/2019 | Annie Palmer For Dailymail.com;Associated Press
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A women's sex toy startup has been re-awarded the robotics prize from organizers of the annual CES gadget show after they revoked it, claiming the firm had violated its rules.

An independent panel of judges had selected startup Lora DiCarlo's Ose vibrator last fall for a CES 2019 Innovation Honoree Award in the robotics and drone category.

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But the Consumer Technology Association disqualified the gadget, telling the company it reserved the right to rescind awards for devices deemed 'immoral, obscene, indecent, profane or not in keeping with CTA's image.'

Lora DiCarlo criticized the decision, calling it sexist and penning a letter addressing the CTA's decision.

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'Lora DiCarlo joined a small percentage of other products that were awarded such a coveted honor each year; this feather in our collective cap made years of research and engineering even more worthwhile and further validated our vision for creating innovative, inclusive products that change lives,' the firm wrote in the letter.

'My team rejoiced and celebrated. A month later our excitement and preparations were cut short when we were unexpectedly informed that the administrators at CES and CTA were rescinding our award and subsequently that we would not be allowed to showcase Osé, or even exhibit at CES 2019.'

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The company pointed out that a sex doll for men was launched at CES in 2018, while an exhibitor has showed off VR porn at the event several times, 'allowing men to watch pornography in public as consumers walk by.'

'Other sex toys have exhibited at CES and some have even won awards, but...
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