Anthropomorphising robots

Is this weird or entirely natural? People feel bad seeing dolls mistreated too. I suppose robots are an extension of that same anthropomorphism. I guess there’s no downside to more empathy in the world… http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/humans-often-feel-empathy-for-robots-study-finds-1.1251458#ixzz2RPmFxfDB

Robot empathy