The word “robot” was introduced by the Czech playright Karel ˇ Capek in his 1920 play
The word “robota” in Czech means simply “work.” In spite of such practical beginnings,
science fiction writers and early Hollywood movies have given us a romantic notion of robots.
Thus, in the 1960s robots held out great promises for miraculously revolutionizing industry overnight.
In fact, many of the more far-fetched expectations from robots have failed to materialize. ...