Locomotion study principles and their applications
Isaac Asimov put four refined laws to protect the mankind from the intelligence
generations of robots. We will need to apply those rules very soon to protect ourselves
from any danger from robots.
- Law Zero: A robot may not injure humanity, or, through inaction, allow
humanity to come to harm.
- Law One: A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction,
allow a human being to come to harm, unless this would violate a higher
- Law Two: A robot must obey orders given it by human beings, except
where such orders would conflict with a higher order law.
- Law Three: A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection
does not conflict with a higher order law.
The term robotics refers to the study and use of robots. The term was
first adopted by Asimov in 1941 through his short science fiction story,
Based on the Robotics Institute of America (RIA) definition: "A robot is
a reprogrammable multifunctional manipulator designed to move material,
parts, tools, or specialized devices through variable programmed motions
for the performance of a variety of tasks.