Fiction & robotics laws
1. A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction allow a human being to come to harm.
2. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law
3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
Different schools of design: B.E.A.M.
Mark Tilden is a recognized roboticist that has challenged the status quo. He is one of the pioneers together with other bright scientists asking themselves the concepts behind a robot. Only scratching the surface, we can take a look at the laws he propose:
1. Protect thyself.
2. Feed thyself.
3. Move thyself to better real estate.
There is a lot to learn from Tilden and why is it so challenging this design philosophy. Here there are some videos online.
Swarm Robots: Video1
Soft robotics: Video2
Modular Robotics Video3
Snake – like robots Video4
Robots that can sweat: Video
Frontiers in robotics and AI – a Journal
Slides used in class: Week 6