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.
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
Death of Sensation, 1938 by Scout Paget Via Flickr: Soviet science fiction (sci-fi) sound film directed by Alexandr Andriyevsky , alternatively titled Robot of Jim Ripple. Although the film uses the abbreviation R.U.R for the robots, it is not based on the novel by Karel Capek.
I’ll not be sharing a lot of photos from the book, because it wouldn’t be fair to Michael Troughton since he put so much work into making it, but a few pages in I can already see there are a few things you guys might enjoy seeing.
Bottom pic is from the television film R.U.R. with Patrick Troughton as the robot Radius.