I have played with many robots in my life and have had the good fortune to play with many fine musicians/artists. For me, if you don't have a unique musical voice, you might as well play Scrabble for a hobby.
I agree big time. But (as always the case) I have given quite a few inspirations from robotic noises like the guiding sound at a pedesterian crossing guiding visually impaireds, or printer working to spit out some generally un-musical materials. We don't have to and cannot be a tone generating robots but we still can give a human element to anything around us, including our instruments.
In my pure hobby department of photography, there has long been a discussion going on and on, as to whether photography should be included in fine arts or else. It is surely different from paintings using oil or water or acrylic, but we could find some art in it nevertheless, provided there is any intended artistic message in it as have been designed by the photographer.
While any camera or even our phones can be our expressive means like brushes and paints we should first be an artist if that is the name of the game instead of recording our daughter's piano concert or else. In a sense we can all possibly (and possibly for the benefit of doubt) be an artist within our spirit, and make anything our means to express ourselves if we are not that picky.
While you might have a different take on this, I think this could also apply to music: we should first be a musician committed to express before being a player after all. And we are in fact all musicians more or less, by the time we have developped an urge to express, or to play for our own or for family or any other kind of audience. So the brighter side's life is, we inevitably are heading along the musician way, leaving no point to discuss whether the musicianship is there or not, as we all have one, young, old, big, small, sad, happy and all the other forms that is coming in.
This might be reberious by the definition of the term "classical", but I sincerely hope is true to everyone.