- For other uses, see Robot.
By the late 24th century, the short stories were required reading by Starfleet Academy cadets taking the Introduction to Artificial Intelligence course. (Last Unicorn RPG module: Starfleet Academy Handbook)
Geordi La Forge had given Data a copy of I, Robot as a gift several years prior to 2378. In that year, Geordi had seen the book on a bookshelf in Data's quarters and wondered if it meant anything to him after Starfleet had removed the emotion chip. (TNG novel: A Time to Sow)