Do We Really Want Robots Laying Flowers on Our Graves?

A look at the collaborative exhibit at Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria.

Stony 1.0 is a robot. During the day, he cleans the gravestone he has been placed in charge of, patrols the area and places stones and flowers upon it when necessary. Is this creation by artist Itamar Shimshony too weird, or is it an exact reflection of where humanity is headed? Could it be that the day when a robot performs tasks like these in society is not far off?