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What makes a robot What is a robot Well the term robot originally comes from Russia A Czeck playwright Karek Capek wrote a play in 1921 translated in 1923 called RURRossums Universal Robots The word he adapted is the Czech word robota meaning servitude or statute labour Although the play which was only run of the mill Science Fiction faded into history the word he used remain and now standard in most languages and means generally the same everywhere The word Robot can also be translated as mechanical slave This same word has had many other words either linked or created because of it Some examples are Android Droid Bot and Robotics Issac Asimov is credited with coining the word robotics which means the study of robots He then formulated the famous Three Laws of Robotics which are 1A Robot may not harm a human or though inaction allow a human to come to harm 2A Robot must obey commands given to it except where they conflict with the First Law 3A Robot must maintain its own existence except where it conflicts with the First or Second Law However later after feeling these to be insufficent he added a Zeroth Law which is A Robot may not harm humanity or through inaction allow humanity to come to harm The revised laws of robotics is 1A Robot may not harm humanity or though inaction allow a humanity to come to harm 2A Robot may not harm a human or though inaction allow a human to come to harm except where it conflicts with the Zeroth Law 3A Robot must obey commands given to it except where they conflict with the Zeroth or First Law 4A Robot must persevere its own existence except where it conflicts with the Zeroth First or Second Law These laws are not in place today as no robot has yet been built intelligent enough to
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