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Isaac Asimov created the fundamental Three Laws of Robotics, by which the robots in his Robot series were bound to obey.

The three laws are:

1.) A robot must not harm a human being, or through inaction allow a human to come to harm.

2.) A robot must obey orders given by a human, as long as that does not contradict with the First Law.

3.) A robot must protect its own existence, as long as that does not contradict with Rules One or Two.

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