100 Years of Robots

What:
Panel
When:
1:00 PM, Sunday 16 Feb 2020 (50 minutes)
Where:
Marina 4
Tags:
Science FictionScience & Technology
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In 1920, Karel Čapek wrote his groundbreaking play "R.U.R.” (for Rossum’s Universal Robots), which introduced the term “robot.” (From Czech “robota”: work, forced labor.) Čapek's play was prescient and far ahead of its time. Let's dive into the legacy of his creations, which have inspired both fictional and real robots alike — from HAL 9000 and C-3PO to Roomba and modern AI.

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