Catch That Rabbit by Isaac Asimov:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

"When a machine breaks down and stops, an expert can usually fix it. But their problem was a robot that went crazy became homicidal only when there were no homos to cide!"


('Catch that Rabbit' by Isaac Asimov)

Enjoyable WWII-era robot story by Asimov; it contains a very early reference to the idea of less capable robots working under the direction of a "boss" robot. Two men are given the disagreeable task of checking up on robots perfectly capable of autonomous work. Odd things happen; what's the explanation? Select an invention:

Asteroid Mining Robot
An autonomous robot able to effectively mine asteroids.

Multiple Robot Team - a squad plus leader
A set of robots, with the leader able to coordinate the activities of less intelligent subsidiary robots.

Robot Voice
A voice box for a robot that is an analog of the human voice system.

 

Technovelgy.com is devoted to the creative inventions of science fiction authors and movie makers. Look for the Science Fiction Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary of Science Fiction Inventions, the Timeline of Science Fiction Inventions, or see what's New.
Find
new authors and technologies - Shop for yourself, your library and your lab.

 

 

 

 

Science Fiction
in the News

Tesla's Optimus Robot Now Sorts Objects (I've Got A Job In Mind)
re: Harry Harrison
(10/3/2023)

CADRE Robots To Work In Teams On Other Planets
re: Isaac Asimov
(10/1/2023)

18 Wheels Mutant Centipede Vehicle
re: Robert Heinlein
(9/29/2023)

Octopus Suckers Inspire Transdermal Patches
re: Philip K. Dick
(9/27/2023)

Robotic Hands Have More Than One Use
re: Philip K. Dick
(9/25/2023)

Space Weather To Universe Weather
re: Poul Anderson
(9/23/2023)

That's MOXIE! Terraforming Mars Baby Steps
re: Jack Williamson
(9/21/2023)

'No, I'm Not A Robot' - Robot
re: Schachner and Zagat
(9/17/2023)

Missing Jet Finally Found
re: Roger Zelazny
(9/15/2023)

Philippines Coast Guard Cuts Chinese Barrier
re: Roger Zelazny
(9/13/2023)

Barista Robot Perfects Latte Swirl With Multi-DOF Wriggle
re: Anthony Boucher
(9/11/2023)

Vendetta 2023 All-Terrain Skateboard Could Use Neal Stephenson's Smartwheels
re: Neal Stephenson
(9/9/2023)

Safe Street Rebel Autonomous Vehicle Luddites And Schachner's 1931 Robot-Deranger
re: Schachner and Zagat
(9/7/2023)

The Electric Balance Bicycle And The Decline Of Western Civilization
re: David H. Keller
(9/5/2023)

More SF in the News

Home | Glossary | Invention Timeline | Category | New | Contact Us | FAQ | Advertise |
Technovelgy.com - where science meets fiction™

Copyright© Technovelgy LLC; all rights reserved.