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.

 

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