“First Law: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
Second Law: A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
Third Law: A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.“
The Three Laws of Robotics by Isaac Asimov 
Future developments in robotic hardware technology will soon yield low-cost autonomous robots for various kinds of private and professional applications. The control of such robots in every-day situations, and even more under critical circumstances such as those given by medical applications, will require a profound ...