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The three laws of Robotics:
1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm
2) A robot must obey orders givein to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

With these three, simple directives, Isaac Asimov changed our perception of robots forever when he formulated the laws governing their behavior. In I, Robot, Asimov chronicles the development of the robot through a series of interlinked stories: from its primitive origins in the present to its ultimate perfection in the not-so-distant future--a future in which humanity itself may be rendered obsolete.

Here are stories of robots gone mad, of mind-read robots, and robots with a sense of humor. Of robot politicians, and robots who secretly run the world--all told with the dramatic blend of science fact and science fiction that has become Asmiov's trademark.


From the Hardcover edition.
Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0007491514
ISBN-13: 9780007491513
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  • tregre
    tregreWednesday, October 21, 2015 at 7:31 am55 starsFeatured
    Have you ever wanted to read a book about 9 different sci-fi stories of robots? Well you're in luck because I ROBOT by Isaac asimov is for you! Since there are multiple stories in this book im only going to review one, this chapter is, Robbie. Robbie is a robot who cannot talk and was bought by a Dad for a little girl, Gloria. Gloria had this robot for a while and her mother was getting worried that gloria is not make any friends because she only wants to be friends with robbie the robot. Gloria's mother then took robbie away without gloria knowing and gloria thought that he got lost. I think that the antagonist is the mother because she is trying to get rid of robbie and the protagonist is gloria because she is trying to get robbie back. Two major conflicts in the book are 1, robbie being taken away and 2, (conflict for the mom) how the mother is trying to take away robbie so gloria will make human friends. I know that conflict 2 was tried to be solved by taking gloria to New York. I absolutely loved this book for its pure creativity and how it made me scared then happy then sad so if had to rate it i would give it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    • ridgewoodstewart
      Mr.Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 11:07 pm
      This is a great book to read if you like short stories that deals with the down fall of humanity by our own creations. Will robots eventually take over the world? Read the book and let me know what you think.