What language does "Robot" originate from?According to Wikipedia, the term "robot" was first introduced in a 1920 Czech play called Rossum's Universal Robot. The word "robota" means "work" or "labor" in Czech and other Slavic languages. It was also used to reference the service period a serf was required to work even though that practice had been outlawed for over 70 years.
If your mind instantly jumped to Isaac Asimov, you would not have been far off. The science fiction writer is credited with coining the term "robotics" in the 1940s.
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