Have you known that Robots come from the Czech Republic so it is the Central Europe region where they were born!
The word ‘robot’ was first used to denote a fictional humanoid in a 1920 play R.U.R. written by the Czech writer, Karel Čapek. However, Josef Čapek, Karel Čapek’s brother is the word’s true inventor. Josef Čapek was a Czech artist, painter, writer and poet. He invented the word robot, which was introduced into literature by his brother, Karel Čapek.
R.U.R. stands for Rossumovi Univerzální Roboti (Rossum’s Universal Robots) and is a science fiction dark but with hope novel. It came on the market on 25 January 1921 and it is when the word robot was used fort he first time.
The novel starts at a factory where artificial people called roboti ( robots) are created. They differ from the present definition of the word robots since they can think for themselves and are living flesh and blood creatures rather than machinery.
They appear to be happy to work for the people however a robor rebellion starts which leads tot he extinction of humans. Karel Čapek in another novel ‘’War with the Newts’’ changed this theme and non-humans became servants of the human race.
Photo: Scene from the Karel Čapek’s novel: R.U.R. ( source: Wikipedia)
Sources: Wikipedia, Čapek Brothers Museum in Malé Svatoňovice, Czech Republic
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