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Title: Robotization - Then and Now
Authors: Czarniawska, Barbara
Joerges, Bernward
Issue Date: 20-Apr-2018
Extent: 67
Publication type: report
Publisher: Gothenburg Research Institute
Organization: Gothenburg Research Institute
Series/Report no.: GRI-rapport
Keywords: robotization
popular culture
science fiction
Abstract: Karel Čapek, the Czech author, coined the term “robot” (from “robota”, labor in Slavic languages; “robotnik” means “worker”) in 1920. In his play, R.U.R. - Rossum Universal Robots, artificial humans made of synthetic organic materials were produced and worked in factories and developed lives not very different from those of the people. R.U.R. became a science fiction classic between the wars, and its topics were taken up with great enthusiasm in the 1950s and 1960s. The Cold War found its ex... more
ISSN: 1400-4801
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