For a storytelling project, I'm trying to imagine a world in which fairly advanced, bipedal robots are being developed and produced by private companies. As these robots would be capable of easily harming and killing humans, the government needs to/wants to force all robots to abide by Asiimov's Three Rules.
What efforts could a government make to achieve such a task and absolutely make sure these private companies don't develop killer robots behind closed doors? Would the threat of potential law suits, frequent and close inspections etc. be enough? Would there have to be a final step in which government engineers "hardcode" the laws into every robot's source code?
(Not necessarily relevant to the question, but in the given narration, one of these companies finds a way to abuse their robots by uploading a human consciousness into it, therefore implying that it's impossible to circumvent the Three Laws by merely reprogramming the robot.) Sorry if the question's kinda diffuse or weird. I'm neither eloquent nor gifted with words haha.
Looking forward to any and all replies!