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25th Apr '17 2:52:53 PM Theriocephalus
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A play by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karel_Capek Karel Capek]], set mostly in an island where they [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin manufacture]] [[ArtificialHuman artificial people]] called [[TropeNamer robots]], which was released in book form in 1920 and premiered in [[OlderThanTelevision 1921]]. ''R.U.R.'' - a.k.a. ''Rossum's Universal Robots'' - tells a story we might be familiar with.

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A play by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karel_Capek Karel Capek]], set mostly in an island where they [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin manufacture]] [[ArtificialHuman artificial people]] called [[TropeNamer robots]], which was released in book form in 1920 and premiered in [[OlderThanTelevision 1921]]. ''R.U.R.'' - -- a.k.a. ''Rossum's Universal Robots'' - -- tells a story we might be familiar with.



It opens up in the island where Helena Glory, a member of the League of Humanity, pleads with Harry Domin (or Domain; the General Manager of R.U.R.) for rights for the robots, believing they are people being enslaved. He reveals to her that [[UncannyValley the robots aren't human, although they look convincingly like them.]]

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It opens up in the island where Helena Glory, a member of the League of Humanity, pleads with Harry Domin (or Domain; the General Manager of R.U.R.) for rights for the robots, believing they are people being enslaved. He reveals to her that [[UncannyValley the robots aren't human, although they look convincingly like them.]]
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4th Mar '17 9:31:20 AM SirBob42
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A play by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karel_%C4%8Capek Karel Capek]], set mostly in an island where they [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin manufacture]] [[ArtificialHuman artificial people]] called [[TropeNamer robots]], which was released in book form in 1920 and premiered in [[OlderThanTelevision 1921]]. ''R.U.R.'' - a.k.a. ''Rossum's Universal Robots'' - tells a story we might be familiar with.

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A play by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karel_%C4%8Capek org/wiki/Karel_Capek Karel Capek]], set mostly in an island where they [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin manufacture]] [[ArtificialHuman artificial people]] called [[TropeNamer robots]], which was released in book form in 1920 and premiered in [[OlderThanTelevision 1921]]. ''R.U.R.'' - a.k.a. ''Rossum's Universal Robots'' - tells a story we might be familiar with.
13th Aug '16 7:59:52 AM Aquila89
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* TheseHandsHaveKilled: Alquist is disgusted by his own hands after cutting up Damon.
-->How could these hands, hands that loved good work, how could you do a thing like that? My own hands, my own hands! [...] Bloody claws, I wish you’d just fly away from me! Go, get away from me! You’ve killed...
18th Jul '16 3:39:21 PM Aquila89
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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Harry.
18th Jul '16 1:10:20 PM marmota-b
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The play is most notable for featuring the first use of the word "robot," taken from the Czech word for slave labor (Capek credited his brother Josef for coming up with it). The term took off like wildfire through numerous languages, despite the play's own robots being quite different from the modern concept of the term.

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The play is most notable for featuring the first use of the word "robot," taken from the Czech word for slave labor (Capek [[note]]or, more precisely, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corv%C3%A9e compulsory unpaid labour in a feudal system]][[/note]](Capek credited his brother Josef for coming up with it).the new word). The term took off like wildfire through numerous languages, despite the play's own robots being quite different from the modern concept of the term.
9th Apr '15 12:29:27 AM Aquila89
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* WeWillUseManualLaborInTheFuture

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* WeWillUseManualLaborInTheFutureWeWillUseManualLaborInTheFuture: But robots will do it.
9th Apr '15 12:28:53 AM Aquila89
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* RoboSpeak: According to Čapek's instructions, the robots are "slightly mechanical in their speech". They don't use contractions, except for Helena and Primus at the end.

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* RoboSpeak: According to Čapek's instructions, the robots are "slightly mechanical in their speech". They In the English translation, they don't use contractions, except for Helena and Primus at the end.
3rd Jan '15 3:52:53 PM Eegah
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The play is most notable for featuring the first use of the word "robot," taken from the Czech word for slave labor (Capek credited his brother Josef for coming up with it). The term took off like wildfire through numerous languages, despite the play's own robots being quite different from the modern concept of the term.
6th Apr '14 10:00:49 AM tesseract732
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* MassOhCrap: The men at the factory believe that the robot uprising has been put down because the mail boat arrived on time. [[Spoiler: The boat turns out to be stuffed to the gills with copies of the Robot Manifesto.]]

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* MassOhCrap: The men at the factory believe that the robot uprising has been put down because the mail boat arrived on time. [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: The boat turns out to be stuffed to the gills with copies of the Robot Manifesto.]]
6th Apr '14 10:00:06 AM tesseract732
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* MassOhCrap: The men at the factory believe that the robot uprising has been put down because the mail boat arrived on time. The boat turns out to be stuffed to the gills with copies of the Robot Manifesto.

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* MassOhCrap: The men at the factory believe that the robot uprising has been put down because the mail boat arrived on time. [[Spoiler: The boat turns out to be stuffed to the gills with copies of the Robot Manifesto.]]
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