Asimov's Laws of Robotics applied to software

Dror G. Feitelson*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Asimov's Laws of Robotics constrain robots to serve their human masters. Minor rewording shows that similar principles are very relevant to software too. These laws of software encompass a host of desiderata and trade-offs that software developers need to keep in mind. They also demonstrate that issues that are typically treated in a fragmented manner are actually strongly intertwined.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)112-113
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE Software
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2007


  • Asimov's laws of robotics
  • Software requirements


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