The Kraftwerk-Asimov Connection

Posted 19 Feb 2004 at 15:01 UTC by steve Share This

What robot builder didn't grow up listening to the electronic music of Kraftwerk? Now the connection between the Kraftwerk and Isaac Asimov's laws of robotics can be revealed. A new article in the Japanese paper, Daily Yomiuri, makes it all clear. Asimov created his laws of robotics and shunned stories in which robots were villified for the same reason Ralf Hutter and Florian Schneider have spent the last 30 years creating music with analog and digital electronics - they're technophiles working toward "complete harmony of man and machine".

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