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.)

Edition Notes

Series Robot (1)

The Physical Object

Format Mass Market Paperback
Number of pages 272
Dimensions 6.8 x 4.2 x 1 inches
Weight 4.8 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library OL7825317M
Internet Archive irobotasim00asim
ISBN 10 0553294385
ISBN 13 9780553294385
Library Thing 5196084
Goodreads 76684

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