From akamces

Ngila creates humanlike robot, robot runs amok, robot kills man. She viewed it as reactionary, antiscience propaganda - like Judaism's golem and Frankenstein's monster. So she set out to reform the robot's bad rap, by making machines an example of how the world could be bettered through the mastery of technology. It embodied her hope for a rational, humanist way of being - the best and the worst of what it means to be a hairless ape. The robot was artificial intelligence in a man's shape, a foil for asking what it means to be human and what rules should govern us. With optimistic flourish, she believed robots could serve as an example of man's potential.