The challenge here was to create a self portrait of my opposite. But while thinking about the assignment I found that I am or can be very different persons and there is no single quality of me that I wanted to portray the opposite of.
I don't remember any more what finally sparked the idea of me as a robot. But one thing I come down to when I try to describe myself is creativity which is a quality usually not associated with machines.
When I had that thought I just played around with it and added the "army of me's" - pronouncing that the opposite - which is me - is a pretty unique person.