This is the future presented in the SF thriller I, Robot (opening July 16), which is loosely based on Isaac Asimov's 1950 collection of short stories. In 2035, robots make up 20 percent of the population and pervade nearly every aspect of life. They are implicitly trusted because they are hardwired with what Asimov called the Three Laws of Robotics--rules that force them to protect humans above all else. The seemingly perfect circle of protection breaks down, however, when a maniacal computer brain reinterprets the three laws, reasoning that the best way to protect humans is to rule them. Standing against this strictly logical, rebellious machine is Sonny, a new kind of robot designed to evolve and learn through experience and emotion.