Yo Robot Isaac Asimov Bibliography

Es una entretenida compilación de relatos sobre robots en la que algunos no han pasado con demasiada fortuna el paso del tiempo. Se pueden leer de manera independiente aunque tienen un ligero nexo común: Susan Calvin experta en robopsicología y un par de operarios que aparecen en casi todos los relatos. Casi todos ellos versan sobre las paradojas y problemas que resultan de aplicar las tres leyes de la robótica con las que se han diseñado las máquinas. A saber:

Un robot no puede hacer o permitir que se haga daño a un humano, y debe obedecer todas las órdenes, además de proteger su propia existencia sin entrar en conflicto con las otras leyes.



Lo que queda claro es que esas tres leyes son demasiado básicas y resultan realmente insuficientes para que los robots sean operativos y en los diferentes relatos se comprueba cómo estos consiguen saltárselas aplicando distintos razonamientos. Por ejemplo si de un robot dependiera controlar el tráfico aéreo no podría derribar un avión secuestrado (por condicionamientos de la primera ley: hacer daño a un ser humano) antes de dejar que se estrellara contra un rascacielos provocando miles de víctimas.

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, sThe 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-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 Asimov's trademark....more

Hardcover, 224 pages

Published June 1st 2004 by Spectra (first published December 2nd 1950)

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