Liar by Isaac Asimov:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Short story contains the first use of the word "robotics" (see below) even though the word "robot" had been introduced some twenty years earlier. In the story, a robot is inadvertently given the ability to see the thoughts of human beings. Select an invention:

Anti-Robot Propaganda
Human activity against robots.

Robotics
The engineering field encompassing the creation and maintenance of robots.

 

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