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Bob Pruett
Bob Pruett • 1 year ago

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.

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Karel Capek Czech writer introduced the word “Robot” in his play “R.U.R” (Rossuum’s Universal Robots). “Robot” in Czech comes from the word “robota,” which means “compulsory labor.”

R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots), a 1920 science fiction play in the Czech language by Karel Čapek. It premiered in 1921 and introduced the word "robot" to the English language and to science fiction as a whole.

Illustration for R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots) by Karel Čapek, 1920 It is from this play that we get the word "Robot"

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!

Karel Čapek - autor de R.U.R. y del término "robot". "In its original Czech, robota means forced labour of the kind that serfs had to perform on their masters' lands, and is derived from rab, meaning 'slave'." [wikipedia]

Written by Czech playwright Karel Capek, R.U.R. was one of the earliest sci-fi stage productions and also introduced the word “robot” to the english language.1922