"The best fuzzy rules, the best knowledge, deal with the turning points of the system. If a race-car driver teaches you how to drive, you don't need him to show you how to drive on the straightaway. It's how he handles the curves that matters."
In the story, a robot is seen to be acting peculiarly in a very dangerous place - the surface of Mercury.
The explanation for the robot's odd behavior is found in the conflicts between the orders it has been given, and the laws that govern its behavior.
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