The Velvet Glove by Harry Harrison:
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"New York was a bad town for robots this year. In fact, all over the country it was bad for robots..."
"SF writer and editor Harry Harrison explores a not too distant future where robots - particularly specialist robots who don't know their place - have quite a rough time of it. True, the Robot Equality Act had been passed - but so what?"
Wonderful short story details the adventures of Jon Venex, a robot with a special past and unique capabilities. An out-of-work robot has to take whatever work he can get; in this case, Jon takes a job that he should have left alone.
Small collection of cells that can regrow into human limbs.
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