I’ve just read the online edition of The Korea Times and there’s one article about Seoul building front-line combat robots. I thought, “This is insanity.” Robots in battles along with human soldiers? It sounds so familiar. Wait… I think I’ve seen this in movies. Uhm… I think I’ve seen similar stuffs in Ghost in a Shell and other mecha animes… even Hollywood movies incorporate front-line combat robots! No? Nevermind. What’s baffling about this news is that the concept may actually be deployed as soon as the research is finished.
On the other hand, has anyone watched Animatrix? It’s one of my favorite DVD! I have just attended a seminar about robots and I really fear that robots my take over humanity in the future. That’s why as far as possible I don’t welcome too much A.I. in robotics. Otherwise if they get too intelligent they’ll just enslave us (or perhaps I’m just reading and watching too much sci-fi)!
Three Laws of Robotics were written by Isaac Asimov, a Russian-born American author and biochemist, who is best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.
- A robot may not harm a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
- A robot must obey the orders given to 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 Law.
If all these rules will be followed… then it would be fine. Hopefully.