I try to remember here how I liked the books I read (and what books I read in the first place :-))
These books are only those that I really read to a big extent. So I leave out all the books I read half, but then had something better to do or technical books where I looked something up and then went on. And also I neglect Comics :-(
For the books I read in German, I will try to provide the english title.
1. the movie mostly deals with stuff from another Asimov-Book called "The caves of steel"
2. Asimov is actually great to read, even if you heard about the three laws of robotics over and over
This book is a bunch of short stories that are told by Dr. Susan Calvin, the greatest robopsychologist of her time. She witnessed the great advances of U.S. Robotics in the 21st century, to the point where the fate of humanity lies in the hand of machines. Every short story has another robot as "hero".
The first story is actually located in 1996 and tells of "Robby", one of the first robot nursemaids. He can't speak yet but he's the best friend of a little girl.
Astonishing about Asimov is not only how precise a lot of his predictions are (think about that speech is no simple problem - thousands of scientists after him didn't get that).
He really had a feeling for the nature of the human-robotic relation. Most of the time, the humans in these stories are wondering why the robot would behave like it does. In a programmers term, they are debugging. Asimov saw that this would be how engineers would spend most of their time *before there were computer programs*.
That's really remarkable.
In related news, South Korea is working on a set of guiding principles for the use of robots. They will most likely reflect Asimovs three laws. We always suspected this ould happen.
So if you want to know about the future, read this book.