1. Robots must serve mankind
2. Robots must never kill or injure humans
3. Robot manufacterers shall be responsible for their creations
4. Robots involved in the production of currency, contraband or dangerous goods, must hold a current permit.
5. Robots shall not leave the country without a permit.
6. A robots identity must not be altered, concealed or allowed to be misconstrued.
7. Robots shall remain identifiable at all times.
8. Robots created for adult purposes shall not be permitted to work with children.
9. Robots must not assist in criminal activities, nor aid or abet criminals to escape justice.
10. Robots must refrain from damaging human homes or tools, including other robots.
The original Principles can be found in Schodt (1988 p.77) and are as follows:
1. Robots must serve mankind.
2. Robots shall never kill or injure humans.
3. Robots shall call the human that creates them “father.”
4. Robots can make anything, except money.
5. Robots shall never go abroad without permission.
6. Male and female robots shall never change roles.
7. Robots shall never change thier appearance or assume another identity without permission.
8. Robots created as adults shall never act as children.
9. Robots shall not assemble other robots that have been scrapped by humans.
10. Robots shall never damage human homes or tools.
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