Aimee had the pleasure of giving a plenary talk at the 2020 edition of RoboPhil. Her talk took a new approach to the idea of ‘designing robots for reciprocity’. She took a critical look at the initiative to design robots for reciprocation between robot and human and suggested that in light of our societal deficit to provide mutual care to the many care givers today it is time to re-direct our attention in social robotics and encourage the design and development of robots that will facilitate reciprocity between human and human.