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I, robot

Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2004.
Series: Bantam spectra book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Bantam hardcover edView all editions and formats
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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 given 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Science fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 0553803700 9780553803709 0553294385 9780553294385
OCLC Number: 53839993
Description: 224 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Robbie --
Runaround --
Reason --
Catch that rabbit --
Liar! --
Little lost robot --
Escape! --
Evidence --
The evitable conflict.
Series Title: Bantam spectra book.
Responsibility: Isaac Asimov.
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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 given 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-reading 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.

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