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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.

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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. 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.
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SpaceX Wants A Moonbase Alpha
re: L. Ron Hubbard

Vast Apartment Living Will Get Even More Vast
re: Louis Tucker

NASA Wants Self-Driving Or Remote-Controlled Vehicles For Lunar Astronauts
re: Stanley G. and Helen Weinbaum

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