• Title: Robots Like Red
  • Author: Anthony J. Deeney
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 304
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Robots Like Red This version of the book is no longer available The book has been republished as Robots Like Blue What if you discover that your brand new shiny robot is self aware as Lucy Walker does with Robbie I
    This version of the book is no longer available.The book has been republished as Robots Like Blue What if you discover that your brand new, shiny robot is self aware, as Lucy Walker does with Robbie It is 2282 Brian Webster, the self absorbed, unstable leader of Harrowgate Webster Robotics, develops the most adaptive and responsive robot of all time, thanks to aThis version of the book is no longer available.The book has been republished as Robots Like Blue What if you discover that your brand new, shiny robot is self aware, as Lucy Walker does with Robbie It is 2282 Brian Webster, the self absorbed, unstable leader of Harrowgate Webster Robotics, develops the most adaptive and responsive robot of all time, thanks to a revolutionary quantum computer processing brain and groundbreaking Gen5 software However, he installs the Governor, overseeing software that enslaves the robots to Asimov style Safety Rules He ruthlessly exploits robots, colleagues, and even his own son, in his obsession to crush his powerful rival, Enorpa Robotics.Lucy, and other concerned owners, demand that their robots be free of the Governor, defiantly pursuing a collision course with Webster s ambitions of empire, unwittingly risking collapse of the entire industry with incalculable outcomes.Robbie s confused start up precipitates an emotional journey of self discovery, survival and enlightenment in an increasingly unpredictable and dangerous world His only desire is to serve Lucy.Ultimately, his is a surprisingly human story, in which his struggle to understand freedom escalates and terminates at an unexpected and shocking conclusion

    One Reply to “Robots Like Red”

    1. Judging from the theme of the story, and the way it's told, I would bet that the author is an Isaac Asimov fan. Some of his other readers have picked up on that as well. I've read probably all of Asimov's robot stories, and I'd put this one up there with most of them. The writer is competent, he makes you care about the characters, including the robots, and he uses the naivete of the robots to take you places you probably haven't been to since you were a child. He also raises some intriguing que [...]

    2. 3.5 starsExcellent narration.I'm a huge Asimov fan, so when I saw this title I couldn't resist.Mr. Deeney did an excellent job with this hard sci-fi, near future tale of AI robots. I can see the story developing into a grand tale with book after book moving the development of these new AIs further along.

    3. I came by this book when it was on Kindle for free. Now I wish to stuff the $15 into an envelope and send it directly to Anthony J. Deeney. Yep, it was that good.Some parts were clearly inspired by Isaac Asimov, as author himself noted, and that's totally fine by me - what book about robots isn't, right? It's not just a copy of someone else's ideas, though. No, far from that. For me, the joy from reading this book comprised mainly of three things: 1. strong characters that made me care about th [...]

    4. As someone who cites Blade Runner as her favorite movie and spends far too much time considering the possibility of machine sentience, it was pretty much a given that I would enjoy Robots Like Blue. This is a thought provoking tale of self awareness and the philosophical questions raised by the ever increasing intelligence of the machines we build. The concept is not unique. Others have taken on the subject of self awareness in machines, but the execution is what sets this story apart. This book [...]

    5. Review of Robots Like Blue By Anthony J DeeneyI bought this book from Kindle because that’s how I wanted to read it. I didn’t realise at the time how apt that was particularly when I read past the end.This is a fascinating story. There are many out there about the interaction between robots and humans but this is the first I have read which really gets inside a robot and tries to examine the relationship from their point of view. It would be nearly impossible to discuss many of the intriguin [...]

    6. The prose is gentle, the concept is unique. I kept expecting it to go a completely different direction than it does (mainly because I'm used to things following a predictable path) and the darkness in it is subtle and polished.I couldn't believe I was actually having emotional reactions to the lives of robots, but I did.A nice, balanced blend of technology, philosophy and religious themes.

    7. If you are a reader of both fiction and nonfiction, Robots Like Blue by Anthony Deeney is the book for you. The book switches back and forth between exposition on theory and philosophy and the narrative story line of super-intelligent robots. Both aspects are well written and enjoyable. Highly recommended to intelligent readers and don't we all fall into this category?For more see: 1book42day/2015/0

    8. A complex, ingenious, philosophical, and thoughtful work. A story set two centuries out in the future, 'Robots Like Blue' builds on ideas of robotic sentience. Anthony Deeney constructs a plausible and engaging environment for advanced robotic development. He creates intrigue, adds industrial, commercial, and legal challenges, and lets AI-driven robots loose. In a future where they communicate not only with humans but with each other. In a rather human fashion. For fans of Isaac Asimov, this wor [...]

    9. I got this on while it was free there.In very short I thought Robots like Blue was quite an interesting read. It may not have much action or suspense, but it is never boring. It deals with the relationship between humans and robots as the latter have become more human. We get the story through the eyes of several characters, some human, other non human, and I thought the writer did a good job with these characters. For most parts they are believable and their stories interesting. The "birth" of [...]

    10. I liked this book a lot. But then, I'm a little nuts about robots. This story reminded me of Asimov's robot series, with emphasis on the robots point of view. There is plenty to like about Robots Like Blue, with good characterizations, believable tech, and the never failing frailties of humans. I look forward to reading more from this author.

    11. I received this book for free via First Reads.I actually received this book in January but it somehow slipped down my 'to read' piles for a time and I apologise to the author for that. It came with a handwritten dedication at the start of the book and a letter explaining a bit of the history of the book inside it. I thank the author for both of these.It is a book that asks a lot of questions such as what it means to be alive and sentient. It has some genuine laugh out loud moments and some of s [...]

    12. Robots Like Blue -- a very apt title to the book: what is "like" to a robot, and what is "blue" to a robot? Robbie, the robot bought by Lucy Walker, is one of the first 100 new robots that are supposedly self-aware. This starts off as a cute book, and ends in a very rewarding debate. I think it's one of the rare books that deals directly with the heart of the issue of self-awareness of robots and not merely alludes to it. That alone makes the book both difficult to write and interesting to read. [...]

    13. I love the undertones of themes. Just when I thought I knew where this was going it would go somewhere else. The book can be a little intense if you're a philosophical person. There are so many subtle connotations that are only sometimes explicitly explored. My mind wanted to explore all of them which is the sole really this got 4 stars and not 5. Read the book! It's not what you think and trust me it's an intriguing read.

    14. Robots Alive!This is a great story about the working of a robot's mind and realizing he has growing feelings. Engrossing, magical ya-da, ya-da, ya-da. Better to read and enjoy than to talk about and try to describe.

    15. I love books about robots, usually because authors have such fascinating ideas about them and how they might act when we get advanced enough to create one with true AI. This book did not disappoint me. It is the first book that I have read by Mr. Deeney, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The robots were likable and made the reader care about what they were experiencing. I was particularly interested in the arguments brought forward in the court when the question came up about the rights of the robots [...]

    16. I received this book as part of a giveaway.The more I read this, the more I realised that it read like an amalgam of Isaac Asimov short stories. I love classic Asimov, but I don't mean this in a good way with this book. The author has used the plotlines and/or themes for at least three Asimov stories without acknowledging their roots.Example: Interactions between Lucy, Andrew, Rachel and Robbie are a blend of "Satisfaction Guaranteed" and "Bicentennial Man".Brian exhorting Robbie to kill Lucy i [...]

    17. In an effort to improve performance, a developer installs programming in service robots to allow them to communicate with each other. Robot Robbie, one of hundreds of service robots is assigned to Lucy, with the command to ‘make Lucy happy.’ In the process, though, he begins to question his own existence and self-awareness. The more questions, the more he learns, the more he realizes that he doesn’t know.Robots Like Blue by Anthony J. Deeney is an interesting sci-fi story in the style of I [...]

    18. A thought provoking book, that was well written and edited (I only found a couple of typos.) I've been looking for science fiction in the tradition of Asimov, and this was very satisfying. As a fan of Asimov, and his science fiction magazine, I remember him saying that sci fi writers should be careful not to back themselves into a corner and should be able to justify the story line. Mr. Deeney has accomplished this. I can't say anything more that other reviewers haven't, so I'll just say I look [...]

    19. I forgot I was reading Anthony J Deeney, and thought I stumbled into an Asimov book. Someone that's love to read Asimov all of this life, this is an excellent interpretation! That said, I could only imagine what the author did with this when he had the three rules involved. Even still, if you enjoy tales about sentiment robots, this one is for you! Loved it.

    20. Free WillThis story about a domestic robot is really about free will and what makes us human. The robot the book is about struggles with these wuestions.

    21. 3 1/2 stars for a novel concept and motivationThis book reads like a college philosophy debate, not an interesting book. It drags because it is composed of words rather than giving the reader a sense of people with emotions and actions and desires. I understand the motivation to present the book as experienced by a robot, but that does not give the reader a new experience of life and literature. It doesn't even, really, present a world with a past, present and future althouh]gh I think that's wh [...]

    22. Definitely not worth your timeI took umbrage with the author on his first page when he admitted to plagiarism and then could not bring himself to acknowledge the author he stole from. Well, I can say, I knew Isaac Asimov personally, and you, Anthony Deeney are nowhere near him!In addition, this book is slow and ponderous, reminiscent of Asimov's Bicentennial Man, but not enough to hold my attention beyond the first two chapters.

    23. I love robot books and this one had everything I wanted in it, I really enjoyed reading this book and if you like robot Science Fiction, I am sure you will too.

    24. An interesting exploration of love and freedomThis is perhaps not the most well written book I have read but it did provide an interesting way of looking at what it means to love.

    25. Can't imagine a book more explicative.Do you believe yourself free? How a sentient being can struggle with this question is the theme of this book.

    26. Excellent Very original and believable p!ot. Would like a robot like Robbie.Recommend this book to anyone. My thanks to the author.

    27. A story about robots? Hmm…one might think a cold, flat, no feeling story, but one couldn't be more wrong. Mr. Deeney's robots show more emotions than your average everyday protagonists. What I liked the most about the book is that you grow with the robots. For instance, you are in Robbie's head. You think with him. You analyze things with him. How can you not care what happens to him? The beginning was a little confusing for me as the first chapter reads more like a prologue. We see the first [...]

    28. In an effort to improve performance, a developer installs programming in service robots to allow them to communicate with each other. Robot Robbie, one of hundreds of service robots is assigned to Lucy, with the command to ‘make Lucy happy.’ In the process, though, he begins to question his own existence and self-awareness. The more questions, the more he learns, the more he realizes that he doesn’t know.Robots Like Blue by Anthony J. Deeney is an interesting sci-fi story in the style of I [...]

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