A modification of Isaac Asimov
's original Three Laws of Robotics
, invented by Roger MacBride Allen. They
are discussed in the "Isaac Asimov's Utopia
" series of books set in an Asimovian universe
follow the New Laws are less slaves
and more equal partners
. The New Laws are:
1. No robot
a human being.
2. All robots shall cooperate
with human beings as long as that doesn't conflict
with the New First Law.
3. A robot must protect
its own existence
as long as that doesn't conflict with the New First Law.
4. A robot may do anything it likes, as long as that doesn't conflict with any of the first three New Laws.