Robots Are People Too?

They say hard cases make bad law, so lets not talk about a toaster.

You have a robot, an android, similar in appearance to a human, close enough that you couldn’t tell at a distance. This robot has intelligence at or slightly above that of a human, as well as sentience.

Is that robot a person? Would that robot be entitled to human rights? Should it be protected under the law as a person? Would it be okay (with full knowledge of the entomology of the word robot) to treat that sentient robot as…

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