Robotics Quotes

Robotics Quotes

On this page you’ll find a collection of the Best Quotes About Robots from scientists, authors, futurists, and famous robot quotes from movies.  These robotics quotes offer a fascinating glimpse into hopes and fears that robots can stir in our human minds.

 

Robotics Quotes- Best Quotes About Robots

 

Isaac Asimov, I, Robot

“The 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 the 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;

The Zeroth Law: A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.”

― Isaac Asimov, I, Robot

 

 

Stephen Hawking

“Unless mankind redesigns itself by changing our DNA through altering our genetic makeup, computer-generated robots will take over our world.”

Stephen Hawking

 

 

Alan Turing

“I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and the general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted.”

Alan Turing

 

 

Claude Shannon

“I visualize a time when we will be to robots what dogs are to humans, and I’m rooting for the machines.”

Claude Shannon

 

 

Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

“Don’t blame you,” said Marvin and counted five hundred and ninety-seven thousand million sheep before falling asleep again a second later.”

― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

 

 

Arthur C. Clarke, 2010: Odyssey Two

“Whether we are based on carbon or on silicon makes no fundamental difference; we should each be treated with appropriate respect.”

― Arthur C. Clarke, 2010: Odyssey Two

 

 

Daniel H. Wilson, Robopocalypse

“It is not enough to live together in peace, with one race on its knees.”

― Daniel H. Wilson, Robopocalypse

 

 

Norbert Wiener, The Human Use of Human Beings: Cybernetics and Society

“The world of the future will be an even more demanding struggle against the limitations of our intelligence, not a comfortable hammock in which we can lie down to be waited upon by our robot slaves.”

― Norbert Wiener, The Human Use of Human Beings: Cybernetics and Society

 

 

Isaac Asimov, The Caves of Steel

“Aimless extension of knowledge, however, which is what I think you really mean by the term curiosity, is merely inefficiency. I am designed to avoid inefficiency.”

― Isaac Asimov, The Caves of Steel

 

 

Norbert Weiner, Cybernetics: Or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine

“Let us remember that the automatic machine is the precise economic equivalent of slave labor. Any labor which competes with slave labor must accept the economic consequences of slave labor.”

― Norbert Weiner, Cybernetics: Or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine

 

 

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier

“Robots are important also. If I don my pure-scientist hat, I would say just send robots; I’ll stay down here and get the data. But nobody’s ever given a parade for a robot. Nobody’s ever named a high school after a robot. So when I don my public-educator hat, I have to recognize the elements of exploration that excite people. It’s not only the discoveries and the beautiful photos that come down from the heavens; it’s the vicarious participation in discovery itself.”

― Neil deGrasse Tyson, Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier

 

 

James Barrat, Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era

“A powerful AI system tasked with ensuring your safety might imprison you at home. If you asked for happiness, it might hook you up to a life support and ceaselessly stimulate your brain’s pleasure centers. If you don’t provide the AI with a very big library of preferred behaviors or an ironclad means for it to deduce what behavior you prefer, you’ll be stuck with whatever it comes up with. And since it’s a highly complex system, you may never understand it well enough to make sure you’ve got it right.”

― James Barrat, Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era

 

Amit Ray, Compassionate Artificial Intelligence: Frameworks and Algorithms

“Humans are limited in the attention, kindness and compassion that they can expend to others, but AI based compassionate robots can channel virtually unlimited resources into building compassionate relationships in the society.”

― Amit Ray, Compassionate Artificial Intelligence: Frameworks and Algorithms

 

 

Michio Kaku, The Future of the Mind

“But on the question of whether the robots will eventually take over, he {Rodney A. Brooks} says that this will probably not happen, for a variety of reasons. First, no one is going to accidentally build a robot that wants to rule the world. He says that creating a robot that can suddenly take over is like someone accidentally building a 747 jetliner. Plus, there will be plenty of time to stop this from happening. Before someone builds a “super-bad robot,” someone has to build a “mildly bad robot,” and before that a “not-so-bad robot.”

― Michio Kaku, The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind

 

 

Isaac Asimov, The Naked Sun

“Mr Baley”, said Quemot, “you can’t treat human emotions as though they were built about a positronic brain”.

“I’m not saying you can. Robotics is a deductive science and sociology an inductive one. But mathematics can be made to apply in either case.”

― Isaac Asimov, The Naked Sun

 

 

Jacob Morgan, The Employee Experience Advantage

“While many futurists and business leaders believe that robots and automation are taking jobs from humans, I believe that it’s the humans who are takin the jobs away from robots.”

― Jacob Morgan, The Employee Experience Advantage

 

 

HAL 9000, 2001, A Space Odyssey

“I’m completely operational and all my circuits are functioning normally”

― HAL 9000, 2001, A Space Odyssey

 

 

Ken Goldberg

“We’re fascinated with robots because they are reflections of ourselves.”

 

Ken Goldberg

 

 

Rodney Brooks

”The benefits of having robots could vastly outweigh the problems.”

 

Rodney Brooks

 

 

Marvin Minsky

“In the fifties, it was predicted that in 5 years robots would everywhere.
In the sixties, it was predicted that in 10 years robots would be everywhere.
In the seventies, it was predicted that in 20 years robots would be everwhere.
In the eighties, it was predicted that in 40 years robots would be everywhere…”

 

Marvin Minsky

 

 

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