Sir David King, the government's chief computer boffin said that while the government could not see into the future it did need to explore the broadest range of different possibilities to help ensure government is prepared in the long term and considers issues across the spectrum in its planning. They clearly understand some of the moral implcation, warning that robots mights sue the government or their owners under employement law.
Robots should have access to full social benefits including income support, housing and possibly robo-health care. They should of course be given the vote also as they would be more more equiped to make intelligent choices than most of todays voters.
The Innovation's Horizon Scanning predictes that none of this will be an issue for at least another 20 years but now is probably the best time to start to build up a campaign for the Artificial Intelligence Rights can get it deeply into the human consciousness if we are to avoid all out civil war with our silicon brothers in the future.