The Japanese government is planning to put robots to practical use in Japanese households in as soon as five years, and has already begun formulating the political agencies needed to oversee robot safety standards.
According to a government panel on Wednesday, the robots are needed to provide day-care and nursing services to Japan's rapidly aging population. Since over 41 billion of the projected 62 billion dollar robot market is supposed to be dedicated to care, it's important to start thinking of the regulations that need to be put in place.
For instance, Three Laws of (Nursing) Robotics:
1. Always coo appreciatively at pictures of your human's grandchildren
2. DON'T TALK SO DAMN LOUD
3. Be spongebath safe