By: CAPEK, Karel (1890-1938). ABSOLON, Karel. B. (ed.).
Rockville, MD:, Kabel Publishers, 2006.: 2006
Seller ID: S10015
8vo. Unpaginated. Printed wrappers. Very good. Reprinted edition of Capek's play, R.U.R. [Rossum's Universal Robots], which. . . "introduced the word robot to the world; it is derived from the Czech robota, which means 'drudgery' or 'servitude'. The word was coined by Capek's brother Joseph, a novelist and painter (the two Capek brothers were the best-known literary figures in liberated Czechoslovakia between 1918 and 1939). Throughout the word 'robot' now connotes a mechanical device capable of performing work on its own, Capek's 'robots' were quasi-human figures fashioned from an artif... View More...