- A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
- A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
- A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.-- Isaac Asimov's "Three Laws of Robotics"
Ever since Karel Čapek coined the word "robot" to mean an artificial humanoid in his 1920 play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) these mechanical creatures have been a integral part of science fiction. Whether they're portrayed as our friends (Robbie, Data, C3PO) or our enemies (Cybermen, Cyclons, Terminators) humans continue to have a fascination with creating machines in our own image. Every year, scientists and engineers create robots to help us with manufacturing, perform dangerous tasks, and improve health care. Talk about life imitating art!
I chose robots for today's Violet theme because I like the way silver and gold look on a dark purple background. For my base color, I used two Wet n' Wild polishes: Disturbia (for its deep purple color) and Black Light Party (to add some sparkle). The robots and other mechanical graphics come from the Born Pretty L004 stamping plate, using bmc Iced Silver and Liquid Gold stamping polishes. The little gold robot on the middle finger is my first-ever attempt at reverse stamping.
What robot from TV, film, or books is your favorite? Let me know in the Comments. To see more nail challenge designs, look for the #31DC2016 tag, or browse through the In-Linkz posts below.