What Are the Three Laws of Robotics?


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The three laws of robotics state that a robot cannot harm a human, must obey orders and must act to protect itself in situations that will not conflict with the first two laws. These laws were created by science-fiction author Isaac Asimov.

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The Three Laws of Robotics were a unifying theme through much of Asimov's work. The laws have been changed and expanded upon over the years by Asimov and other writers. Asimov's Three Laws have been featured in a number of celebrated science fictions stories, prominent films and other forms of media since they were first introduced in 1942.

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