In This Chapter
• A robot world without laws would be...well, lawless. We lay down some “laws” governing robots (or at least governing those who conceive of robots).
• We look at some other magnificent maxims, principles, and cautions worth taking to heart.
• Robot builders can be a scruffy bunch in need of some rules of their own. We offer up a few suggestions.
In the previous chapter, we looked at the many branches on the family tree of robot evolution. We also profiled some of the pioneering scientists and technologists who are feverishly engineering that tree, each focused on a different branch. From these various schools of robotic thought have emerged a number of ...