[-empyre-] next (robotic) steps

For navigation and orientation purposes: perception related technologies, including image processing, ultrasonic sensing, tactile sensing, pattern recognition, computer vision, optical flow, range finding and olfactory sensing. Understandably, a lot of energy is directed into resolving these types of design issues. 
Assuming that you could solve these so that they would work as required/intended/expected, what is the next most essential 'human' sense for a robot, in your opinion - artificial life - artificial intelligence - ethical robots - what would *your* priorities be?

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