The Three Laws of Robotics are a set of fictional rules devised by the author Isaac Asimov. The rules were introduced in his 1942 short story "Runaround." The Three Laws, quoted as being from the "Handbook of Robotics, 56th Edition, 2058 A.D.", are:
  1. 0️⃣
    Zeroth Law (added later) — "A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.”
  2. 1️⃣
    Law One – “A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.”
  3. 2️⃣
    Law Two – “A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.”
  4. 3️⃣
    Law Three – “A robot must protect its own existence, as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.”