Not So Human Yet


Asimo stood at the cross roads and was frustrated to see the vehicles on the zebra crossing. He couldn’t cross the road, out of safety concerns.

“Its so blazing hot here! Add to it layering myself, from top to bottom. This round hat comes in the way of my vision. These loose clothes make me stumble and then I cut a sorry figure of myself.  I am ok, as I am!"

"Once back home, will convey my displeasure to Divya. But for now, on to my task at hand. Dropped clothes at laundry. Bought fresh loaf of bread."

"Let me reach out to mobile. Divya has instructed to check mobile before returning home. Oh, oh… two missed calls. She is so impatient. I will be back home straight, why she has to have doubt?”, noted Asimo.

Back at home, Divya was nervous as Asimo was not back yet. She was not sure about programming of Asimo. Asimo was just a robot, with AI, that she was programming to perform human tasks.


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Word Count: 171 words
*ASIMO: It is a Robot created by Honda in 2000. It is named after Isaac Asimov, the father of Robotics

Linking this post to Flash Fiction For Aspiring Writers: 138th Challenge By Priceless Joy

This week's photo prompt is provided by Dorothy. Thank you Dorothy!

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  1. A robot! Great story.. hope the programming worked well and Asimo reached back. Anagha you turn up with wonderful stories each time. Superb

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    1. Thanks Sudha! Actually these stories are very much unfolding around us, isnt it?

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    1. Thanks for visiting and appreciating!

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  3. Great! There seems to be story behind the disguise.

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    1. Ya, you are right Reena, I am already thinking of the plot to take the story further. Thanks for visiting.

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  4. Nice reveal at the end. no wonder the poor robot doesn't know what to make of the ad human world!

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    1. I am so sure, inspite of being wordly wise, the Robots never will be able to decipher the weird folks... that is us!

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  5. Most cool! Developing AI for robots would go something like this I think. Eventually the robot would go off alone and the creator would have to wonder and worry just like a parent. Cool story!

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    1. Thanks for praises! Glad you liked it.

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  6. I get that "Asimo" references "Isaac Asimov" who originally crafted the famous "Three Laws of Robotics" and was a prolific science fiction and mystery writer, but what about "Divya?

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    1. Divya is my creation! She lives only in this tale! Diya actually means visionary, sublime and divine!

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  7. LOL! That was a surprise twist at the end! Haha! He's a robot! Great story!

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    1. Thanks PJ for visiting. Happy that you had a good time reading it.

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  8. Go Anagha Go...!!! Great content. This is new. Loving it!!!

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    1. Thank you Yuvi for the shower of praises!

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  9. Good one Anagha!! Nice twist!

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    1. Thanks Jayaathy for visiting and encouraging.

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