I still think Jones is a kind of observation-device, placed by some alien civilisation, i.e. Monolith 2.0
It was stated that she is no robot, but maybe our robots are just too primitive and limited to match her.
While I don't agree with your theory, that is a good point. She only knows robots as the sort she's seen on Earth, and she isn't much like them, so she says she isn't one.
Originally Posted by jamieth
...though Talla does her best to sound objective and impartial, it doesn't cover stuff like "ask a 9-year-old to tank for the party."