Our first attempts were perhaps not as successful as we would have liked them to have been. Too desperate to fill our need, we neglected logic for science, a cascade of creativity filling a void which should have been filled with sense.
We viewed our creations as tools, but imbuing a stone with the necessary power to serve as a hammer turned out to be far more simple than imbuing our own life into bodies.
But, while creating a hammer would have given us the ability to grasp it, our constructs flew rapidly out of our control. Living, breathing, speaking things that existed out of the command of our domain.