It's a dream that refuses to go away. Robots are destined to play a significant part in our daily lives - not as super smart, functional machines, nor as pseudo life forms, but as technological cohabitants. But how will we interact with them? What new interdependencies and relationships might emerge in relation to different levels of robot intelligence and capability: intimate, subservient, dependent, equal?
Robot 1: This one is very independent. It needs to avoid strong electromagnetic fields as these might cause it to malfunction.
Robot 2: This robot is very nervous. It analyses everything with its many eyes. If a person approaches too close it becomes extremely agitated and even hysterical.
Robot 3: This robot uses retinal scanning technology to decide who accesses our data. It demands that you stare into its eyes for a long time. It needs to be sure it is you.
Robot 4: This one is very needy. Although extremely smart it is trapped in an underdeveloped body and depends on its owner to move about.
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