Originally Posted by Odradek
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.