I found Čapek’s play to introduce many of the tropes that have been replicated across science-fiction since. It was more of a researched read for me, but nonetheless, it still feels weird to have read the first instance of a word in the English language.
As of December 6th, 2015, I am beginning my research by reading Karel Čapek’s play R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots). It is, for those who don’t know, the first time the word “robot” appeared in the English language, so I figured it’d be a great jumping off point for my robotics/AI research for my future project.
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