It’s? ?1998.? ?Robbie? ?is? ?a? ?simple? ?robot? ?without? ?even? ?the? ?luxury? ?of? ?speaking.He? ?still gets? ?the? ?job? ?done? ?as? ?a? ?caretaker? ?for? ?the? ?little? ?girl,? ?Gloria? ?Weston.? ?Robbie? ?as? ?the babysitter? ?pretends? ?to? ?lose? ?to? ?Gloria;? ?Gloria? ?wants? ?a? ?ride,? ?etc.? ?That’s? ?totally? ?normal. Gloria? ?tells? ?Robbie? ?one? ?of? ?his? ?favorite? ?stories.Cinderella,? ?but? ?Gloria’s? ?mom? ?interrupts and? ?tells? ?Robbie? ?to? ?go? ?away.  Mrs.? ?Weston? ?wants? ?to? ?get? ?rid? ?of? ?Robbie? ?for? ?safety? ?hazards.? ?Having? ?a? ?robot wasn’t? ?so? ?cool? ?either,? ?in? ?contrast,? ?George? ?Weston? ?thinks? ?there’s? ?nothing? ?to? ?worry about. Grace? ?still? ?worries? ?if? ?Gloria? ?won’t? ?be? ?”normal”? ?if? ?she? ?only? ?plays? ?with? ?Robbie.? ?And after? ?a? ?while,? ?Grace’s? ?husband? ?is? ?on? ?her? ?side? ?too. As? ?you? ?could? ?imagine,? ?the? ?parents? ?sneak? ?Robbie? ?away? ?while? ?Gloria? ?is? ?out seeing? ?a? ?movie? ?they? ?sent? ?her? ?to.? ?Gloria’s? ?totally? ?crushed.? ?She? ?even? ?argues? ?with? ?her mom.? ?The? ?neighbors,? ?the? ?Westons? ?make? ?an? ?attempt? ?to? ?distract? ?Gloria? ?from? ?her? ?wild emotions? ?too,? ?but? ?it? ?doesn’t? ?work.? ?They? ?got? ?her? ?a? ?dog,? ?and? ?even? ?let? ?her? ?travel? ?all? ?the way? ?to? ?New? ?York? ?City? ?for? ?a? ?vacation.? ?Robbie? ?still? ?didn’t? ?clear? ?her? ?mind. To? ?no? ?surprise,? ?Gloria? ?gives? ?her? ?parents? ?the? ?slip? ?to? ?see? ?the? ?Talking? ?Robot? ?exhibit while? ?sight-seeing? ?in? ?New? ?York.? ?It’s? ?a? ?giant? ?robot,? ?filling? ?a? ?whole? ?room.? ?It’s? ?about? ?as simple? ?as? ?Robbie? ?but? ?it? ?actually? ?talks? ?and? ?solves? ?math? ?problems.  When? ?Gloria? ?asks? ?the? ?Talking? ?Robot? ?if? ?it? ?knows? ?where? ?Robbie? ?is,? ?the? ?Talking Robot’s? ?brain? ?gets? ?fried. Grace? ?Weston? ?has? ?no? ?idea? ?what? ?to? ?do? ?about? ?her? ?daughter’s? ?depression,? ?but? ?she refuses? ?to? ?get? ?Robbie? ?back. ? ?George? ?doesn’t? ?wanna? ?give? ?up? ?either.? ?He? ?has? ?an? ?idea? ?to? ?make? ?Gloria? ?agree that? ?robots? ?are? ?just? ?machines:? ?the? ?whole? ?family? ?pops? ?up? ?to? ?the? ?robot? ?factory? ?to? ?see where? ?robots? ?are? ?made. Luckily? ?Gloria? ?sees? ?Robbie? ?at? ?the? ?factory? ?and? ?goes? ?running? ?to? ?meet? ?him? ?even though? ?she? ?almost? ?got? ?crushed? ?by? ?a? ?tractor.? ?Robbie? ?runs? ?out? ?and? ?saves? ?her,? ?faster than? ?any? ?human? ?could,? ?like? ?the? ?awesome? ?caretaker? ?he? ?is. ? ?In? ?the? ?end,? ?Robbie? ?comes? ?back.? ?And? ?that’s? ?the? ?end? ?of? ?the? ?story.