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Mysteries of vernacular: Robot - Jessica Oreck and Rachael Teel


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In 1920, Czech writer Karel Čapek wrote a play about human-like machines, thereby inventing the term robot from the Central European word for forced labor. Jessica Oreck and Rachael Teel explain how the science fiction staple earned its name.

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  • Educator Jessica Oreck
  • Producer Rachael Teel

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