"Has anyone seen "Almost Human?" The Karl Urban character pushes his first robotic partner out the car door."
This is one of the things that drives discussion about how humans treat sentient nonhumans. In this example, it would be really rude to heave a human out of a moving car because of the risk of injury, but if you knew that the person you're tossing out wouldn't be killed or badly hurt by it, does it carry the same weight as a behaviour? Many people have tried to tackle these sorts of issues, so it's not nearly as simple as a blanket yes or no. The term "robot" itself spans an enormous spectrum, from a mechanical device that assembles cars in a factory through the sci-fi robots that have been discussed above, and one answer certainly doesn't fit them all.