Are the robots we create alive?

Fragment of a discussion from User talk:Sheldor
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A tree isn't human because there are enough significant physical differences to warrant two different names/taxonomic categories.

I don't believe "humans" are really that much different from other animals. We are not the only creatures that developed tools or language, we are not the only creatures to feel emotions or pain, or to be "aware" of our surroundings. Dogs and Pigs are more intelligent than human infants.

We are, however, the only living things to develop abstract mathematics. But, it should be obvious that machines are vastly superior to us at using them.

Sheldor06:10, 1 March 2013