To that end, the Interactive Robots and Media Lab at the United Arab Emirates University have created a Facebook page for a robot.
The reasoning is that they can then have interactions with the robot and have shared memories, thus building a better more lasting relationship.
So far, the robot is based on code, but the Media Lab is planning on implementing the program in the humanoid robot pictured here, called IbnSina. This is the worlds first Arabic speaking humanoid robot.
Can you say uncanny valley?