It's just a robot, but that doesn't mean we're comfortable undressing in front of one.
And it seems we're also reluctant to smash one to bits if it's even the slightest bit human-like.
Canterbury University studies looking at robot-human interaction have discovered robots are perceived as being "somewhat alive".
Dr Christoph Bartneck says the more human-like the robots appear, the more reluctant people are to switch them off.
He says such research helps improve the way robots throughout the world are designed and perform.
His team is trying to come up with a computer model for human characteristics within robots.
Dr Bartneck says the research could take us another step closer to seeing them as our equals.