Robot built to break one of I, Robot’s laws of robotics

A robot which has the capacity to decide it will inflict pain on humans has been invented – breaking one of the standard rules for artificial intelligence.

From Will Smith movie I, Robot, one of the laws of robotics is commonly considered to be that it cannot injure humans.

But scientists and artist Alexander Reben has invented “The First Law”, a robot named for the very rule it breaks.

The basic robot is programmed to be capable of pricking a human’s finger.