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Rur

Karel Capek, Styx Classics

Publisher: Styx Classics

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Summary

R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) is a science fiction play in the Czech language by Karel Čapek. It premiered in 1921 and is famous for having introduced and popularized the term robot.

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