From 'The Philosophy Magazine' an article on how primitive consciousness is evolving in robots.
"Their aim is to build the next-generation robot for NASA to send to Mars or its outer moons. Given the vast distance between Mars and the Earth, a robot that can continue its mission even if it loses a limb, or encounters some other unforeseen event, without the need for further instructions, would be a great asset. This is the advantage of the Bongard Lipson Zykov robot; it is able to carry out self-awareness tests and keep track of its own functions and abilities."
I for one, welcome our robot overlords.