It's pure fantasy. Robots won't ever actually rise up and go to war with humanity. You know why? Because the robots of the future will be governed by Asimov's three laws of robotics.
For now, though, the closest things we have in the real world to the classic idea of a "robot" are automatic vacuum cleaners, giant arms that work on factory floors and bipedal toys wheeled out at Japanese robotics shows.
But what about video game characters? They're governed by AI. And, in many cases, incredibly complex AI, to the point where non-playable characters can behave more naturally than the robots in Asimov's works. So this being robot week and all, Kotaku decided to ask a few game developers what their versions of Asimov's three laws were when coming up with gaming AI.