On the 16 th of February 2017 the European Parliament by the Resolution 2015/2103(INL) called on the European Commission to elaborate new solutions based on civil law that could respond to the rapid present-day development of robotics and AI. The Resolution indicates Asimov’s Laws as one of the bases of civil law rules on robotics. The authors of the article analyse whether, taking the professional legal perspective, the Laws may really play such a role adequately. Their analysis reveals that because of many reasons the Laws are not good instruments for drafting legal rules. Even if the Laws are treated as very general ethical recommendations they rather cause confusions and unsolvable problems than give real directives. The authors speculate that referring to them was an expression of attachment of the EP to the old androidal paradigm of robotics assumed decades ago and still strongly present in popular culture.