Reading & Writing

Writing Prompt: Three Laws of Robotics

grass-lawn-green-wooden-6069.jpgIsaac Asimov’s “Three Laws of Robotics”

  1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  2. A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.


Have you ever written about robots? I never thought I would, but it’s an interesting territory, especially when you’re not following a science fiction formula. If you never have, today I think you should try it. If you need a little more inspiration, check out my very own short story, “The Simon,” over at Sundog Lit.


2 thoughts on “Writing Prompt: Three Laws of Robotics”

  1. Loved your story! Robots are always interesting characters to write since they can human, but not quite. I’ve written a few here and there, but never established rules since I always knew they were going to go crazy and the humans would have to deal with catastrophe instead of rules.

    1. Thank you! I think robots are great wild cards. There might be rules, but they almost always get broken. Though I guess they don’t in my story. But she really wishes they would.

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