Isaac Asimov created Three Laws of Robotics. But, as robotic process automation becomes more widely understood in the business arena, and people start to consider how and where it can be used, it made me wonder if we also need some Laws of Robotic Automation.

If so, these are the three laws that I would suggest:

Some laws for robotic automation:

  • A robot can only do a task if it can do it faster or better than a human
  • A robot can only do a task if it is cheaper than a human (so long as it does not conflict with the first law)
  • A robot can only do a task so long as it does not generate more work to setup, maintain or monitor.

At OmPrompt, I think we've got these three laws sorted.