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The 11 Most Human Robots in Fiction

By Abbey Clarke Jan 15, 2014

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8. Robbie from Isaac Asimov’s short story collection I, Robot

In one of Asimov’s most seminal stories, he creates a selfless robot character who is the nursemaid of a little girl and ends up saving her life. While it’s not determined how “human” this makes Robbie, the little girl that he cares for sees him as a person and becomes deeply depressed when he is taken away from her.

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Abbey Clarke

Abbey Clarke is a writer and editorial assistant living in Jersey City. She's a player on a D&D podcast called Knife Errant, wrote her senior thesis on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and is working on a novel about a semi-reformed demon who runs a library. You can follow her on Twitter at @abbeybookaholic.

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