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Old 04-11-2010, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Odradek View Post
In fact the term "robot" was coined by Czech Sci-fi writer Karel Čapek, and actually invented by his brother Josef Čapek.
Robot derived after the slavic word robota (serf labor) which is also morphologically related to the german word Arbeit.

R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)
Umm...yeah, that's what I really meant to say

Thanks Odradek. I had read about Karel Capek, though not his brother (that I remember), but the info got muddled over the years.

And great stuff NCC! Thanks to you as well.
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