Runaround has ratings and 11 reviews. Runaround is a science fiction short story by Isaac Asimov, featuring his recurring characters Powell and Don. Isaac Asimov, “Runaround” (), from I, Robot. Isaac Asimov, “Runaround” ( ), from I, Robot. Associated Place(s). ⤢. ⇧. + −. Layers. Great Britain – OS One. Free summary and analysis of “Runaround” in Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot that won’t make you snore. We promise.
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Oct 07, Jamie rated it really liked it Shelves: Short, smart, funny, foreboding. Jul 13, Husam Starxin rated it really liked it. Runaround is the first book in Asimov’s I,Robot series which introduces the entire set of three laws of robotics, which is very important for a reader that’s trying to understand the reasoning behind these robot’s behavior.
This story brings about a very intersting dilemma, which is what would happen if one of the robotic laws conflicted with another one. Naturally one would think that the easiest way to go is to evaluate these laws by priority and importance, and make the robots follow them acco Runaround is the first book in Asimov’s I,Robot series which introduces the entire set of three laws of robotics, which is very important for a reader that’s trying to understand the reasoning behind these robot’s behavior.
Naturally one would think that the easiest way to go is to evaluate these laws by priority and importance, and make the robots follow them accordingly. And it is infact the case in Asimov’s laws, however this story tackles these laws in a very interesting way that would never have occurred to a casual reader with basic understanding of robotic reasoning. The issue that I found with the plot though is that the entire issue could’ve been resolved with a better natural language parser, which you would think such a robot would absolutely have, given how expensive and state of the art it is.
Jun 27, Doctor Science rated it really liked it Shelves: A very “primitive” story in many ways.
Notable that the problem is solved via rumaround, basically. Also notable for showing tech change: The asimo of the spacesuits etc. Build a rocket ship in your back yard! Apr 18, David Meditationseed rated it it was ok. Its more interesting as reflection than history: Aug 06, Patricia Ferreira rated it it was amazing Shelves: I liked it a lot, very funny.
Nov 14, Maggie Gordon rated it really liked it Shelves: I love the Donovan and Powell shorts! Asimov uses these two to explore how robot behaviour can go wrong, but without devolving into the tired, robots are evil stereotypes.
As Runabout shows, robot behaviour is all controlled by programming, so if a robot is acting strangely, a human can usually use logic aimov figure out why. In this case, the two men send an advanced robot out to gather energy materials for the Mercurian base that they are on, but the robot gets stuck too far out for the humans to I love the Donovan and Powell shorts!
In this case, the two men send an advanced robot out to gather energy materials for the Mercurian base that they are on, but the robot gets stuck too far out for the humans to get to. He seems drunk, but really his trapped between logic shifts caused by geological activity. The three laws are interacting in a manner that forces him to shift constantly between two, leaving him unable to complete or abandon his task.
Donovan and Powell must figure out how to pull Speedy out of his logical loop before they run out of power at their base! It’s a fun, golden age story heavily relying on science, but with a good dose of fun characters and excitement! I’m not sure if the language of the time first published in included the use of the phrase “infinite loop” as we understand it in regards to programming today, but I love how easily and obviously the concept was described without the phrase.
I also love the introduction of the three laws of robotics. I’ve known the laws for most of my life, I suppose, but I’ve never read their original introduction into our world until I read this story.
Jul 31, Peter rated it really liked it. The story where the three laws of robotics were first put forward. Good short story too. Zachary rated it really liked it Feb 18, Arturs rated it really liked it Nov 16, Connor rated it liked it Feb 05, Tisarana rated it liked it Mar 22, Wong Nicole rated it really liked it Feb 10, Alexander rated it really liked it Jan 13, Andrei rated it really liked it Jun 08, Kurtis Rader rated it it was amazing Aug 01, Peter Hockham rated it really liked it Sep 30, Philippe rated it it was amazing Oct 01, Mciocco rated it really liked it Jul 17, Mike rated it really liked it Aug 10, Joan Lloyd rated it it was amazing Aug 02, Katrina McCollough rated it really liked it Nov 19, D rated it liked it Aug 27, Albert Dunberg rated it really liked it Feb 04, Jim Maher rated it liked it Aug 04, Elizabeth rated it it was ok Jul 08, Adam Thimmig rated it it was amazing Aug 01, Romulus rated it liked it Feb 06, Robin rated it really liked it Nov 16, Babydoclaz rated it it was amazing Aug 13, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Professor Asimov is generally considered one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited more than books and an estimated 90, letters and postcards.
He has works published in nine o Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.
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He has works published in nine of the ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System lacking only an entry in the s category of Philosophy. Runaroune is widely considered a master of the science-fiction genre and, along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Runarouhd, was considered one of the “Big Three” science-fiction writers during his lifetime. Asimov’s most famous work is the Foundation Series; runarounv other major series are the Galactic Empire series and the Robot series, both of which he later tied into the same fictional universe as the Foundation Series to create a unified “future history” for his stories much like those pioneered by Robert A.
Heinlein and previously produced by Cordwainer Smith and Poul Anderson. He penned numerous short stories, among them “Nightfall”, which in was voted by the Science Fiction Writers of America the best short science fiction story of all time, a title many still honor. He also wrote mysteries and fantasy, as well as a great amount of nonfiction. Runaroumd wrote the Lucky Starr series of juvenile science-fiction novels using the pen name Paul French.
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Most of Asimov’s popularized science books explain scientific concepts in a historical way, going as far back as possible to a time when the science in question was at its simplest stage. He often provides nationalities, birth dates, and death dates for the scientists he mentions, as well as rjnaround and pronunciation guides for technical terms. Asimov was a long-time member and Vice President of Mensa International, albeit reluctantly; he described some members of that organization as “brain-proud runaroind aggressive about their IQs” He took more joy in being president of the American Humanist Association.
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