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First Human/Robot Handshake… In Space

It Came From Outer Space


One of the foundational rules of the setting of Isaac Asimov’s Robot series is that when humanity takes to the stars, we will do it with humanoid robots, bound by the Three Laws and impervious to the environmental pressures, requiring neither food, water, sleep, clothing, bathing, or waste removal, all things that humans need. Delivering to and maintaining them in space, however presents unique challenges, and so the extra labor offered by Robots will be instrumental in humanity conquering the final frontier (if I may switch genres for a brief moment).

So it’s probably a good thing that we’re starting off on the right foot, with all the niceties observed.

(via Gizmodo.)

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