In the future, machines will behave a whole lot more like living creatures. It can be quite an uncanny feeling dealing with them at first. Encounter by Piet Schmidt is a robot that perceives its surroundings like a living creature.
The machine observes its surroundings, focuses on new visitors, and fearfully retracts when it sees a stranger. In a short time, it gets used to visitors and moves its mirror up to them from different perspectives.