I've seen recently a video with Dr. Joanne Pransky on Youtube about a woman who is working as a robot psychiatrist. Her daily job is to speak with robots about their mental problems. That means, if a robot owner beliefs, that his robot needs advice from a doctor he can visit the psychiatrist and has to pay the bill after the visit. If i understood the woman in the video correct, she is speaking with robots about programming issues. Some of the newer models have emotion oriented subroutines, similar to the famous Sophia robot from Hanson robotics. But even a normal EV3 Mindstorms brick can have advanced problems. For example if it was programmed with behavior based algorithm which are forcing the robot to stay away from the wall. This can result into troubles with low level control loops.

At the first look the video was funny. Because what AI researchers have promised is the opposite. According to most researchers the social role of robots is that they are working as a doctor. And the researchers also have promised that robots will work in the factory for humans. What was presented in the video was the opposite. That means, robots have a demand for medical help and they have a demand for pizza which are produced in the factory by human workers. Is this the future? Are robots useless machines as default which are producing costs like a house dog?

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    $\begingroup$ Maybe link the video? $\endgroup$ – Neil Slater Feb 8 at 9:20
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    $\begingroup$ Here is an interview with her: youtube.com/watch?v=6P_nSeINc1A - there are actually quite a few videos of her. She seems to be more concerned with the psychology of the human-computer relationship rather. $\endgroup$ – Oliver Mason Feb 8 at 14:30

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