Can a person be made into a machine? Can a machine become a person?
In 2010, the Cyborg Foundation became the world's first international organization dedicated to help humans become cyborgs (part human, part machine). They are all about extending and creating new senses and perceptions by applying technology to the human body. The foundation makes no difference between people with disabilities and people with no disabilities as they believe we are all in need to extend our senses and perception.
And there is an abundance of research being done to give robots artificial intelligence to help them interact with humans and become more like us (social robots) . . .
Love this poster from the I, Robot Movie page.