I, Robot

I, Robot

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 Asimov's trademark.

Title:I, Robot
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780553803709
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    I, Robot Reviews

  • Lisa

    A Brief History Of Robo Sapiens In Nine Sequences “Why … WHY does something invariably go wrong with them?”“Because”, said Powell somberly, “we are accursed. Let’s go!”Asimov’s colle...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    539. I, Robot (Robot #0.1), Isaac AsimovI, Robot is a fix up of science fiction short stories or essays by American writer Isaac Asimov. The stories originally appeared in the American magazines Super...

  • ?ntellecta

    The book consists of futuristic robot short stories recounted by Susan Calvin (robot psychologist) in retrospect. Even though the reader could read the short stories quite well, they unfortunately don...

  • Kevin

    Isaac Asimov's books were far from the normal trash novels you might buy for a 2 day read. Within anything he has written, he tries to spell out lessons in psychology.How would we react to Robots once...

  • Matthew

    First LawA robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.Until I started reading this book, I did not know it is a series of short stories. I have always...

  • Evgeny

    This short story anthology has a lot of stories in common with Robot Visions which I read earlier. In fact there are only two ones in the former absent in the latter: Catch That Rabbit and Escape! I r...

  • Sidharth Vardhan

    "If one and a half chickens lay one and a half eggs in one and a half days, how many eggs will nine chickens lays in nine days?" This is incredible, the best of all science fiction I have read yet....

  • Paul Bryant

    Unredacted transcript of the meeting between Dr Susan Calvin, Head Psychologist, United States Robots, and Dr Peter Bogert, Managing Director, United States Robots obtained by Wikileaks from undisclos...

  • Merphy Napier

    4.5 starsI LOVED this book so much. I honestly just want more of this. This concept was brilliant and the different situations and solutions that this author created were incredible. I'm so excited to...

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    (3.75?)I thought this book would be similar to the movie but... no, not at all (or barely!).There are 9 short stories told and, although I enjoy all of them, I much preferred the last couple ones....