It was only a matter of time until the droid actually started caring about its self-image.

Let's face it: there are robots roving around the globe and taking pictures of your neighborhood for Google Street View, and sometimes sometimes that feels a little invasive. That's why it can be fascinating when their powerful gaze is turned back on them, and when the seemingly magical seamlessness of Street View and its competitors meets a little tear in the fabric. Until now, this has been quite rare, but Google's Art Project, which was launched three years ago and documents the storied halls and famous works of over 250 cultural institutions worldwide, has created some tricky situations for the army of photographer androids. The result is the occasionally robot ‘selfie,' showing the roughly human-sized devices caught in the act.

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