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Google Taps Asimov's Laws of Robotics for Robot Safety

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A Google robot at work.

Google's AutoRT system can safely orchestrate commands to more than 20 robots simultaneously in a variety of office building settings.

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Researchers at Google DeepMind created a "Robot Constitution" to ensure the safety of their newest robotic system.

The AutoRT system can issue commands to more than 20 robots in various office settings at the same time.

In a recent blog post, the researchers wrote, "These rules are in part inspired by [science-fiction author] Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics – first and foremost that a robot 'may not injure a human being.' Further safety rules require that no robot attempts tasks involving humans, animals, sharp objects, or electrical appliances."

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