Questions tagged [i-robot-2004]

Use this tag for the 2004 film "I Robot" starring Will Smith. For questyions about the Asimov short story collection use [i-robot] instead.

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Does VIKI appear in Asimov's writings?

VIKI appears in the film I, Robot. (warning, spoilers in the clip) Does this character appear in any original writings from Isaac Asimov or was she purely a ...
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How do the robots disobey the 3 laws in the film I, Robot?

In the movie I, Robot ... there is a chip that helps robots disobey the 3 laws of robotics: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A ...
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Did the robot that saved Spooner's life in I, Robot break the 2nd law of robotics?

There is a particular scene in I, Robot that raises an interesting issue. Detective Spooner is telling the story of how he lost his arm. He was in a car accident, and found himself and a young girl ...
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Why did the super computer VIKI try to take over?

In the movie, it is explained that the reason that the robots revolted was because the main computer VIKI explains that to save and protect humanity, it needed to take freedom from humanity. In ...
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What are the main differences between the “I, Robot: movie and Asimov's ”Little Lost Robot" story

From wikipedia I, Robot entry: The film I, Robot, starring Will Smith, was released by Twentieth Century Fox on July 16, 2004 in the United States. Its plot incorporates elements of "Little Lost ...
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Why didn't the demolition bot stop once it became obvious Spooner was in the house?

While searching the house of the late Dr. Lanning the demolition bot outside At one point the demolition bot is traveling through the house towards Detective Spooner as he runs away from it. Why ...
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Why does US Robotics destroy Lanning's house?

Shortly after the death of Dr. Lanning, Detective Spooner travels to the doctor's house to look for clues. While he is searching the house a demolition bot (which had been programmed to demolish the ...
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What Asimov's stories are referenced in the movie “I, Robot”?

I, Robot, the 2004 movie, has several references to the original stories by Isaac Asimov. While none of them are complete or true to the story, they exist. Some examples include: Little Lost Robot - ...