The most well-known collection of robotic principles is by science fiction author Isaac Asimov. His “Three Robotics Laws” state:
- A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
- A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except when such orders would conflict with the First Law.
- A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.