A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs.ItRead Review
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 this, 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 & science fiction that became Asmiov's trademark.
Good book but the movie is better
oh my mum i love this book. well mostly the movie because nothing beats the movie but lets get real here this is a book review and i got to say i love the book aswell as the movie. some bits sound a little different here and there but overall i was captivated.
I, Robot is a book full of short stories. These small stories are about the three laws of robotics which are:
- A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
- A robot must obey any orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
- A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
The stories are about two groups of people which are: Susan Calvin and an interviewer and Powell and Donovan who are a pair of robot testers.
The first story (Robbie) is about when Susan Calvin was a little kid she had a babysitter robot who she loved to much and her mother told her that she should out side with the other kids not playing with a robot and then she had him destoryed and all the things they did to find him again.
The second story (Runaround) is about Powell and Donovan and who they are on Mars testing a new mining robot and who the second and third laws were forcing the robot to run in circles around a pond of mercury.
The third story (Reason) is about a Powell and Donovan who are on a space station where a robot is turned religious and convices the other robots not to work because they serve god not humans, meanwhile the station needs to be moved by the robots or be destroyed by a plasma storm.
The forth story (catch the rabbit) is about again Powell and Donovan who are testing a command robot who has no laws of robotics, so things get out of hand.
The fifth story (liar) is about how Dr. Calvin mets a robot who can read minds and must convice that what people think and what people what are two very different things.
The sixth story (Escape) is about how Powell and Donovan are tricked into going on an inter-galactic journy and they must convice the robot who tricked then to take them back home.
The seventh story (Evidence) is about Dr. Calvin talking to the interviewer about how robots and politician are two different types of people.
The last story (The Evitable Conflict) is again about Dr. Calvin her talking to her interviewer about what would happen if the golbal economy over to robots.
In my opinion a very good book (and movie) but all up, it is one of my favorites. 10 out of 10.