Roboticists Want to Amend Asimov's Laws

Asimov's three Laws of Robotics were meant to ensure that robots would serve as safe and useful tools for humans, but some modern roboticists say the rules don't mesh with current technology, and propose a new set of robotics laws. » 8/20/09 9:00am 8/20/09 9:00am

How Isaac Asimov's Non-Deadly Robots Got Lethal

With his elegantly simple Three Laws of Robotics, Isaac Asimov sidestepped the murderous robot cliche that had so dominated science fiction. But even the Good Doctor wasn't completely immune to the lure of killer robots. » 5/24/09 2:00pm 5/24/09 2:00pm

Why We Need the Three Laws of Robotics in the Real World

We've had robots working in our factories for decades, but no one's ever programmed Isaac Asimov's three laws of robotics into one. Now some scientists and programmers are trying to make it happen, and it's not because they're fans of golden age scifi. Why are the three laws so vital to future human/robot… » 9/11/08 8:00am 9/11/08 8:00am