ISAAC ASIMOV (1920- 92)

1940 – USA

photo portrait of science fiction writer Isaac Asimov


  • First Law: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm

  • Second Law: A robot must obey orders given it by a human being, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law

  • Third Law: A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law


The word robot was introduced into the English language from a 1921 play RUR (Rossum’s Universal Robots) by Czech playwright Karel Capek.

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