The story "Runaround" in I, Robot was a great example of how the Laws of Robotics are programmed into positronic brains, and how they can conflict with each other. Powell & Donovan end up having to appeal to the First Law by putting themselves in mortal danger to get Speedy to snap out of his confusion.
But weren't they already in mortal danger due to Speedy's indecision? Clearly Speedy was not aware of this fact, since it would have been a blatant violation of the First Law if he had been. So why didn't they just go on the radio and inform Speedy that they would die without the selenium?
Is this an oversight by Asimov, or did I miss something?