I read it in a magazine first, but they're a hop, skip, and a jump away from giving it a memory which causes it to steer towards the nicer people and away from things that have caused it trauma. It can hear, see, feel, and learn language. It knows if you've picked it up or if it's upside down or if you've pulled it's leg a little too hard and shit like that.
In the end, we've created a robot that can differentiate between good and bad, and learn based on experience. Eventually, they might recognize human nature as bad in some way and eliminate or enslave us for our own good.
First this, next will be robotic law enforcement... All that shit. They're already planning on making robotic soccer players.
Ever since the iPhone, man... Technology just shouldn't get this far.
Robert X. Cringely wrote:If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside.