And in a coming section on robotics, we will discuss the molecular machines called nanites—tiny, molecular-sized robots that will swim around in your body fighting disease, repairing damage, and alerting you to problems (and will likely dramatically increase the human lifespan).
We are about to enter a world where robots do more and more of our work for us.
And when I say robots, I don't mean androids, which are people-shaped machines doing the work of people.
People are not machines (see my thoughts on that, at right), so modeling robots after our bodies makes about as much sense as modeling machines after radishes or daisies.
Depending on function, robots can come in all shapes and sizes, and I see no compelling reason to make them like humans.
How would you define robots? Add your definition here.