"Anthropomorphic Design" as a term of art has been popping up in leading places for quite some time.
When we saw that it was being featured in the special 2014 "robots" issue of Stanford Magazine, we decided to do a blog about it as a coming trend that is marked by a highly distinct present and a very rich past.
The Stanford Magazine article is writen by Ryan Calo who touches upon the legal question of the invasion of privacy by robots. He says the prospect of drone surveillance in the future is a problem that people really "get".
See the new Anthropomorphic Design blog.