Author: William Thompson
Original language: English
Publisher: Davis Publications, Inc., 1990
A robot, like a computer, is a machine that follows the instructions it is given. But how is it to deal with something it doesn’t recognize or about which it has no instructions? If it is anything like the caretaker robot in W. R. Thompson’s “VRM-547”, it will deal with the situation very effectively.
Nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Short Story in 1991.