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Researchers in Japan have programmed a robot to flee children after groups of tearaways were recorded abusing the 'droid. A study by Japan's ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories found that kids, particularly when left unsupervised, will bully, harass, and sometimes even attack robots. As noted by IEEE …
A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings, except where 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 Laws.
Dave Langford's version...
1) A robot will not harm authorized Government personnel but will terminate intruders with extreme prejudice.
2) A robot will obey the orders of authorized personnel except where such orders conflict with the Third Law.
3) A robot will guard its own existence with lethal antipersonnel weaponry, because a robot is bloody expensive.
Let's add: "Any story in the technical press about robots will inevitably result in someone posting these in the comments, even though the entire audience can recite them from memory, and most of us are aware that they're a device used by Asimov in a number of science fiction stories, not some sort of natural law, and thus entirely irrelevant to what robots do in the real world."
Today, the 'Abuse Probability' is used so that the robot can try to steer clear.
Tomorrow, the 'Abuse Probability' can be used to determine if it needs to make a pre-emptive strike.
The day after, why bother with an 'Abuse Probability' ?
Yesterday, it'll be going after Sarah Connor.
"...kids, particularly when left unsupervised, will viciously bully, harass, and sometimes even attack
robots pets other kids anything that moves, being the adorable little bundles of pure concentrated evil that they are. Some actually stay that way growing up, usually securing a comfortable position in higher management with great ease." TFTFY.
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