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Our robot friend is so happy he’s dancing for this #MiniatureMonday!

This piece is called I, ROBOT: THREE LAWS OF ROBOTICS by Jan and Jarmila Sobota. There are only thirty of its kind out there in the universe. The accordion book that unfolds from inside the robot contains a brief history about robots from the first use of the word “robot” in Karel Capek’s play R.U.R. to Isaac Asimov’s I, ROBOT. The robot itself is made out of lead-gray epoxy, and the accordion text block is accessed from a magnetic back panel.

-Hannah

Charlotte Smith Miniature Collection N7433.4 .S64 I7 2007

Sobota, Jan., and Sobota, Jarmila. I, Robot : Three Laws of Robotics.Loket, Czech Republic]: Jan & Jarmila Sobota, 2007

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Some people are sure to be disbelieving and say, “But how can a computer possibly produce a great symphony, a great work of art, a great new scientific theory?”The retort I am usually tempted to make to this question is, “Can you?”

- Isaac Asimov, Our Intelligent Tools