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I, Robot - Isaac Asimov

1950 - I, Robot is a collection of stories about the nature of robotics and the implications of robot servitude on society. Here Asimov sets up his three famous laws of robots: 1) A robot cannot injure human beings, 2) a robot must obey human beings as long as it doesn't lead to violation of law #1, and 3) a robot must protect itself as long as it doesn't lead to violation of law #1 and #2. The stories in this collection all deal with interesting edge cases that result from the three laws. Stories include robots gone crazy, robot politicians, robots with a sense of humor, and robots running society.