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Can a robot be a person Or should it be said can Andrew be a person Andrew is simply NDR-114 an androgynous robot designed to handle household chores child education servant work and anything else as ordered by humans the Martin family It only got its name when Little Miss stumbled over the word android and mistaken it as something else and said Andrew instead As Andrew begins to experience emotions and creative thought the Martin family soon discovers they own a very different and unique robot Does Andrew this unique form of artificial intelligence fit into Whites 10 criteria for a person 1Is alive 2Is aware 3Feels positive and negative sensations 4Has a sense of self with emotions 5Controls its own behavior can be held responsible 6Recognizes other persons and treats them appropriately 7Is capable of Analytical Conceptual thought 8Is able to learn can retain and recall information 9Can solve complicated problems with analytical thought 10Has the capacity for communication that suggests thought 1 - Is Andrew alive Andrew is definitely alive Every living thing needs a source of energy in order for it to move grow and to survive Human-persons source of energy is food and water and as for Andrew his source of energy is the outlet Without the outlet he would lack energy and shut off in our terms die When Miss Grace ordered Andrew to jump out of the window he did and he came back injured If a human-person jumped out the window he or she would obviously be injured too But say a dead carcass was thrown out of the window it would still be dead Only living things can be injured and actually feel it Andrews mind is made up of all the little chips and parts in his body and since their system are turned on it replaces the heart and lungs 2 - Is Andrew aware Andrew is definitely aware He acknowledges
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