How is robotics regulated?
To be honest I didn't really understood your question clearly, but I am assuming you wanted to know the how robots can be regulated with their responsibilities. You already know that our purpose for creating a robot is to make our life much easier by helping us out in different field of work. The main objective is to design the robots in such a way so it can think on its own and it wouldn't be necessary for us to program it for every single task. But since it'll be following our orders, its better to provide it with a certain set of guidelines or we can call it regulations. In 1940, Isaac Asimov, an American writer and a professor at biochemistry gave three regulations in his book " I,Robot " which came to be known as Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics:
- A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
- A robot must obey 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 Law.
These were the 3 basic regulations which were kept in mind from that time onward to design such kind of robots which can think on their own so they won't be a threat to humankind in the future.