Wednesday, October 1, 2014

My First Robot Miniature and Isaac Asimov's "Three Laws of Robotics"

Before I start my first robot miniature I thought it necessary to institute certain policies for this robot. What a better choice than Asimov's "Three Laws of Robotics".
  1. "A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  2. A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. "
I, Robot is a collection of nine science fiction short stories by Isaac Asimov. I read I Robot many years ago, but I still remember how the text begins. The "Three Laws of Robotics" were presented at the very beginning. The nine stories that followed tell how things play out when a robot is confronted with situations that test these three laws. It is a very interesting treatise on the topic.

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