Artificial sentience straddles the fields of philosophy and engineering.
Throw robots into the mix and it gets really interesting.
Seeker examines what it mean for a robot to be self-aware.
The Creative Machines Lab at Columbia University https://www.creativemachineslab.com/“At the Creative Machines Lab we build robots that do what you’d least expect robots to do: Self replicate, self-reflect, ask questions, and even be creative. We develop machines that can design and make other machines – automatically.”