Technology is wonderful! It sprouts new and unusual interests, fetishes and fixations. Take for example Robot Fetishism and Actroid Love. These are just a couple of terms associated with love for a humanoid robot... or non-humanoid for that matter.
People are always on the look out for new and unusual attractions. Technology spawns new love affairs, obsessions and afflictions, only known to 21st century society.
Implications - Robot fetishism is also known as "ASFR or technosexuality" and can be defined not only as having a love for humanoid or non-humanoid robots, but also as "people acting like robots or people dressed in robot costumes." People who have robot fetishism often dream about being able to transform into a robotic being.