Cover of: I, Robot | Isaac Asimov

About the Book

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. (From the Hardcover edition.)

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class 813.54

The Physical Object

Pagination 192 p.
Number of pages 192

ID Numbers

Open Library OL24237067M
Internet Archive irobot0asim
ISBN 10 0449239497
ISBN 13 9780449239490
OCLC/WorldCat 7567921

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