I have been working on some rough sketches of robots lately, for a story I'm developing.
The idea is that an event has happened that has eradicated all humans from the planet. All that is left is the detritus of their technology and possessions. During this time of decay and rebirth animals have become sentient, and the Earth has developed an idyllic equilibrium.
And then one of the robots that had been left unplugged and without a program wakes up.
The antenna on his head becomes bent in such a way that it allows a human consciousness to attach to it, experiencing the world through the robots senses.
So now a human is back, albeit in a different form. And the animals are not happy about it.
So the robot has to learn to navigate not only the new world, and animal attacks, but it is also forced to confront what it means to be a human, a robot, and a consciousness in an evolved world.
Anyway, maybe it'll be something. Maybe not. But since drawing robot sketches is literally one of my favorite things in the world to do, I figured I'd give it a shot.