November 12, 2020
The word “robot” comes from the 1920 Czech play R.U.R. by playwright Karel Capek (“robot” means “drudgery” in the Czech language and “labor” in Slovak). In the play a factory called Rossum’s Universal Robots creates an army of robots to perform menial labor.
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/giano/status/1326902869447102466