What? what? what!
I can't believe I have just read this -
"Robots could demand legal rights" according to some inane babbling on the BBC site.
They can only demand rights if we let them, and even then only some whining Guardian readers would argue that robots are people too, or some other drivel. Don't be so stupid - why would we ever give robots rights?
That said, I'd pay money to have a robot like Bender Bending Rodríguez, and it would have the right to drink beer with me. Oh yes.