Isaac Asimov: The Father of Robotics!
Isaac Asimov was an American author and biochemist best known for his science fiction books. At 11 Isaac began to write his own stories and by the age of 19 he was a paid contributor to science fiction magazines.
He wrote and edited almost 500 books during his lifetime, including the ‘Foundation’ and ‘Robot’ series.
He is considered to be the ‘Father of Robotics’, and proposed the famous Three Laws of Robotics that have become part of not only popular culture, but also the design and philosophy of modern Artificial Intelligence and advanced robotics. These Three Laws are:
- A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
- A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
- A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.
At BRICKS 4 KIDZ we design and build and code our own robots at our exciting EV3 Mindstorms® classes at our upcoming holiday workshops (where the Three Laws are seldom broken). Click here for how to enroll!