Isaac Asimov I, Robot

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I, Robot

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Garrick Hagon reads the first five stories from Isaac Asimov s classic book, now the inspiration for a major motion picture In I, Robot Isaac Asimov first laid down the Three Laws of Robotics, and foresaw a time when robots occupied a place in society alongside their human creators. The year is 2057, and robopsychologist Dr Susan Calvin recalls the history of US Robots, and some of the landmark cases in the development of man s servant class. Robbie: Little Gloria is looked after by Robbie; but how healthy can a metal nursemaid be? Runaround: On Mercury, mining robot Speedy is troubled by conflict between the Three Laws. Reason: Cutie has been given reason and one day he reasons away his need for mankind...Catch That Rabbit: What exactly does robot Dave get up to when he doesn t think he s being watched? Liar! Herbie can read minds; but dare he tell the humans what each other is thinking? Garrick Hagon, whose film and TV work has included roles in Star Wars, Batman, Doctor Who and Cambridge Spies, reads these gripping tales of things-still-to-come.

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In this collection, one of the great classics of science fiction, Asimov set out the principles of robot behavior that we know as the Three Laws of Robotics. Here are stories of robots gone mad, mind-reading robots, robots with a sense of humor, robot politicians, and robots who secretly run the world, all told with Asimov's trademark dramatic blend of science fact and science fiction.

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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.
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