The Three Laws of Robotics are a set of rules created by the science fiction writer Isaac Asimov, which the robots in his fiction must follow. Some other writers apply the same rules to their own canon's robots, and the Laws of Robotics are now a well-known part of the scifi community.
- A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
- A robot must obey any 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.