Asimov’s “Robotic Three Laws” are what all his “Robot” series stories use as plot structure.
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.
In terms of setting, Isaac Asimov’s, “The Bicentennial Man”, 1976 is a novel that spans a 200 years; and, thus the title of two century man. The name of the protagonist charcater is Andrew Martin. Andrew goes to a robotic surgeon; however, the “Robotic First Law” prevents Andrew from getting surgury (harm no human).
The story next goes back 200 years; when, Gerald Martin buy a robot butler for his home. Gerald has a daughter called “Little Miss”; and, she names the robot butler “Andrew Martin”. In time, “Little Miss” grows up; and she gets married and has a child. Andrew Martin, the robot butler asks to purchase his freedom. Gerald Martin is old now, and dies before Andrew Martin the robot butler can buy his freedom. The robot Andrew Martin begins to wear clothes; and, grow a glossary vocabulary from library study. Andrew the robot butler, seeks the operation on his positronic brain so stop functioning, after two centuries of life. Before, Andrew Martin’s life ends the World President speaking before the World Legislature, signs a law declaring a “bicentennial man”.
Isaac Asimov, “The Bicentennial Man”, 1976 was a novel by the Boston University, professor of biochemistry. Isaac Asimov’s, “The Bicentennial Man” was adapted to film in 1999, starring “Robin Williams” as the robotic butler Andrew Martin.