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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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Rossums Universal Robots. Brothers Kapec, who coined the term: Robot.

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

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