Thinking about safety issues and causing no harm to humans, the folks in Japan will soon introduce more severe guidelines for the future robots.
While the actual robots are used in factories and other similar places, these future robots will be used in hospitals, events, and maybe in particular houses.
For that reason, the security measures must be higher and the most important guideline (in my opinion) is the emergency shut-off button. But what if the button doesn’t work and the robot starts acting crazy and by accident, kills 3 or 4 people? I’ve seen that happen on the movies plenty of times…
*On the image we see the Ri-man Robot that will be used in hospitals.
The guidelines are being made by the Japanese METI – Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry – and are suppose to be ready later this year.
The 3 Laws of Robotics by Isaac Asimov that the robots must comply:
1. A robot may not harm a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
2. A robot must obey the orders given to 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.