History Of Robots The term ‘robot’ derived from a czech word ‘robota’, meaning ‘drudgery’ or slave-like labor’. It was first used to describe fabricated workers in a fictional 1921 play by czech author Karel Capek entitled ‘rossum’s universal robots’. in the story, a scientist invents robots to help people by performing simple, repetitive tasks.
Who coined the term ‘robot’? A Czech writer and journalist called Karel Capek. He wrote a play called ‘Rossum’s Universal Robots (R.U.R.)’ in 1920. In it the robots take over the world and kill the human race. Remarkably, he wrote the play way before robots even existed! It’s no wonder, that with this kind of genesis, we are afraid they actually will erase the human race.