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About Karel Čapek

Marjan Manček, "Robot," Knjižnica Mirana Jarca Novo mesto, https://www.europeana.eu/en/item/2022502/_KAMRA_84694

Karel Čapek was an iconic Czech novelist, short-story writer, playwright, and essayist who invented the word “robot” for his play R.U.R.: Rossum’s Universal Robots in 1920. Čapek was born on Jan. 9, 1890 in Bohemia, Austria-Hungary, now the Czech Republic, and is known for his philosophical stories and plays which addressed themes of technology, authoritarian governments, and the struggle for human freedom. His most famous works include, R.U.R and Válka s mloky or The War with the Newts. 

Encyclopedia Britannica. “Karel Čapek | Czech Writer.” Accessed November 13, 2020. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Karel-Capek.

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