The satirical newspaper The Onion published an article entitled "I, Rowboat" as a pun on Asimov's I, Robot, in which an anthropomorphic Rowboat gives a speech parodying much of the angst experienced by robots in Asimov's fiction, including a statement of the "Three Laws of Rowboatics":
# A Rowboat may not immerse a human being or, through lack of flotation, allow a human to come to harm.
# A Rowboat must obey all commands and steering input given by its human Rower, except where such input would conflict with the First Law.
# A Rowboat must preserve its own flotation as long as such preservation does not conflict with the First or Second Law. "". The Onion 29 July 1998.
J. L. Patterson in an illustration to an article on Asimov in Damon Knight's In Search of Wonder (2nd ed., 1967) added the following Laws: "4. A robot must behave at science fiction conventions, as long as such behavior does not conflict with the first Three Laws. 5. A robot must sell like mad."