Yes with the way thing are going, it's possible that robots are going to be our peers. Very soon, robots will be made with such perfection that one won't be able to differentiate between robot and humans.
I cannot speak for someone else, but I can speak for myself. A robot cannot be my peer. I rather stay alone when I can't have someone else as my peer instead of robot. Robot will not understand the situation of things with me just like a close friend will do.