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The 3 Laws of Robotics - Android Scenario Discussion
I plan on running an android at game three and have had thoughts on most of these things. The ability to not harm a human i think should mean physical only. If you want to play an android like Bender from futurama you may be causeing characters emotional harm with the mean things you say ( which i would reserve for people you know OOG). So I think androids would be able to hack with the best of them, which they can if spec's are right.

If you are in a situation where you as an android may be harmed or killed (by Humaniods) I would suggest a more diplomatic solution. You should try to talk your way out of the situation and figure out a compromise that lets everyone walk away unharmed. Acting as a negotiator would be beneficial to both parties because they can't turn and shoot the opposition.

I recently posted asking if the obey action would cancel out the first law, and the answer is yes. I plan on having all three standard AI ranks so I could disobey the obey order if needed and had the required EN. I am worried that if I break the obey to kill that I may get killed myself for disobeying. I may suggest that breaking the OBEY would stun the person that cast it on you so you could have time to get away, or that rank 1 standard AI be a stun attack that does not harm the person/people it affects, just a thought.

The third law is self preservation which may be hard against humanoids. It may just mean that you run away instead of engage, but you could not leave any human team members behind then you would be breaking law 2 by letting humans come to harm by inaction. If androids were giving a non-lethal stun they could better follow laws two and three. It could be like an electrical discharge that stuns humans and aliens for a short time like 30 seconds to a minute. when it comes down to it though Law 1 is the end all be all of robot laws.

Whatever the outcome I plan on adhering to the three laws and if that means that I die let it be. As long as I get to kill plenty of Dromanae before that point I am happy.

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RE: The 3 Laws of Robotics - Android Scenario Discussion - by Scott Nichols - 12-09-2015, 07:15 PM

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