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Related to material in Robbie
by Isaac Asimov

This is Asimov's first robot story; he started writing it in June of 1939. Originally published under the title Strange Playfellow, chosen by editor Frederik Pohl. Asimov didn't care for the title, and renamed it in his I, Robot collection.

The story describes the work of a mute RB series robot, given the name Robbie by its family, which takes care of the daughter.

In 2016 Robbie won a retro 1941 Hugo Award for best short story.

Science fiction in the News articles describe real-world events that relate to the ideas and inventions in sf novels and movies. Select a news article:

Asimov's First Law Of Robotics Real-Life Beta
   Japan makes a serious effort to make sure robots first do no harm.

Robot Designed To Break First Law - In Order To Save It
   A researcher takes a somewhat different direction in trying to figure out ways to keep robots from hurting people.

Actroid DER2 Gets TV Commercial Gig Video
   Another job lost to robots: this is really bad news for American actors who like to scam extra dough by appearing in Japanese commercials that will never be seen in the US.

Robonaut 2 Uses American Sign Language (ASL) on ISS
   Robots that communicate with gestures may have practical applications.

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LoadRunner Robot Works Alone, Or In A Group
re: Isaac Asimov
(9/17/2022)

Sierra Space Inflatable LIFE Habitat Burst Pressure Test
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(9/15/2022)

Longest Immersed Tunnel Will Connect Denmark and Germany
re: Michel Verne
(9/13/2022)

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