The robots in this book were designed to imitate biological lifeforms.
Watching the snake robot moving through a room, it is
interesting to observe the surprised reactions of people when it
quickly turns towards them. People actually regard the robot as
being alive. I am struck with the thought that although these
machines are not alive in our biological sense, they actually are
alive, but as life-forms unto themselves. These artificially intelligent
machines are the products of human imagination and technical
understanding. As the technology advances, the line between
living and non-living matter is slowly becoming blurred....