When we think of robots, generally two pictures spring to mind. First, many will picture robots that are synonymous with Hollywood or television – think Transformers through to the Cybermen from Dr Who. The other image that might spring to mind is industrial robots – caged behemoths in a manufacturing setting, carrying out often dangerous tasks such as welding.

But now is the time for a rethinking, for a much needed moral evolution when it comes to the morale of robotics and robot-making. In a time where moral decay is happening because of the pandemic, robotics has the potential to be inspirational in the reason behind their makings.