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I, robot

Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2008.
Series: Bantam spectra book
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView 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: Science fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 9780553382563 055338256X 9780553803709 0553803700
OCLC Number: 964417754
Description: 224 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Robbie --
Runaround --
Reason --
Catch the 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-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.

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