I, Robot
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I, Robot

by Isaac Asimov
Release date: 1950
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, short stories

The Three Laws of Robotics:

  • A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  • A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  • A robot must protecct its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

Isaac Asimov changed our perception of robots forever when he formulated the classic laws governing their behavior. In I, Robot Asimov chronicles the development of the robot 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, mind-reading robots, robots with a sense of humor, 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.


  • Robbie
  • Runaround
  • Reason
  • Catch that Rabbit
  • Liar!
  • Little Lost Robot
  • Escape!
  • Evidence
  • The Evitable Conflict
updated 2017-01-16

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