According to a new study, the “death” of robots affects humans emotions. Christal White, a 42-year-old retail director from Bedford, Texas, along with her husband, had the same challenge after losing Jibo that was brought in their house two years ago. Regardless of Jibo’s interruptions during office meetings, it brought entertainment to her children. Unfortunately, Jibo the robot stopped working after giving a message that its server will not work anymore. Christal said “My heart broke. It was like an annoying dog that you don’t really like because it’s your husband’s dog. But then you realize you actually loved it all along.’’

Research shows that people often see human traits into robots, more so when they mirror humans or animals. Jonathan Gratch, an educator from the University in Southern California said, “When we interact with another human, dog, or machine, how we treat it is influenced by what kind of mind we think it has. When you feel something has emotions or capable of feeling hurt, it now conveys a signal that it should have protection from harm.”