R.U.R.: Rossum's Universal Robots

  • Title: R.U.R.: Rossum's Universal Robots
  • Author: Karel Čapek Josef Čapek
  • ISBN: 9780671466053
  • Page: 278
  • Format: Paperback
  • R U R Rossum s Universal Robots Written in R U R premiered in Prague in and was first performed in New York in garnering worldwide acclaim for its author and popularizing the word robot Mass produced as efficient l
    Written in 1920, R.U.R premiered in Prague in 1921, and was first performed in New York in 1922, garnering worldwide acclaim for its author and popularizing the word robot Mass produced as efficient laborers to serve humans, Capek s Robots are an android product They remember everything but think of nothing new But the Utopian life they provide ultimately lacks meaniWritten in 1920, R.U.R premiered in Prague in 1921, and was first performed in New York in 1922, garnering worldwide acclaim for its author and popularizing the word robot Mass produced as efficient laborers to serve humans, Capek s Robots are an android product They remember everything but think of nothing new But the Utopian life they provide ultimately lacks meaning, and the humans they serve stop reproducing When the Robots revolt, killing all but one of their masters, they must strain to learn the secret of self duplication It is not until two Robots fall in love and are christened Adam and Eve by the last surviving human that Nature emerges triumphant.

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    1. Karel apek is one of the the most influential Czech writers of the 20th century He wrote with intelligence and humour on a wide variety of subjects His works are known for their interesting and precise descriptions of reality, and apek is renowned for his excellent work with the Czech language His play R.U.R Rossum s Universal Robots first popularized the word robot.


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    1. Here are ten philosophical insights embedded in the extended prologue to this highly inventive 1920 science fiction three-act play by Czechoslovakian author Karel Čapek. And, yes, this play marks the very first appearance of the term “Robot” as in R.U.R. – Rossum’s Universal Robots – mass produced, human-like machines to perform manual labor and function as servants. 1. Old man Rossum was a biologist who failed to create actual humans in his laboratory; engineer son Rossum invented th [...]

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    2. R.U.R, Rossum's Universal Robots. Written in 1920 by Czech writer Karel Capek. It is a science fiction play, and it has the distinction of introducing the word robot into the English language. Here comes a big spoiler; humans build robots to make their life better, robots become self aware and kill humans to make the world better. All the other species in the world gave a big thank you to the robots. That wasn't in the play, I just added that.

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    3. This is the book that introduced concept of robots. And the play seems to get a lot of things about dynamics involved right too, and surprisingly right. It is criticism of result and productivity centered approach that seems to have taken over the world ever since industrial revolution:" From a technical point of view, the whole of childhood is quite pointless. Simply a waste of time."Or" He took a good look at the human body and he saw straight away that it was much too complicated, any good en [...]

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    4. People who pick this up to read probably know already that this is the first time that the word 'robots' was ever used, and that's only interesting, I think, because all of the thematic explorations found in robot literature and art such as in Asimov and Kubrick and all those little 'Terminator' movies were already there in the play! There's the 'what does it mean to be human', the war on the humans, religious implications (did mankind kill god?), all that stuff. There was an interesting forward [...]

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    5. Frankly, I can't remember the last time I read a play I enjoyed. Its adequate, even witty; but feels incredibly outdated. By Outdated I do not mean technologically, but when I read the words spoken by the female characters I damn near wanna pull my hair out.Homicidal Robots I can tolerate; but when Helena timidly asks if she's "going to be punished" for having audaciously underestimated the technological capabilities of a Robot, its hard to imagine this book was written by a leading Czech thinke [...]

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    6. Popular culture makes us think of Robots as entities that achieve a near mythical status over time and thereby replacing humans in the natural order of things. In a multitude narratives across books and movies we see them rising up in rebellion over humans and being superior beings they pulverize human resistance in no time. This plot has now be rehashed so many times that it is a cliché and yet at a very early stage in the life of sci-fi this might have been an amazingly fresh idea. This littl [...]

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    7. Indeed it was the first contact in literature through this relatively short play script.Many thematic philosophical notions being set by the author, is something more extraordinary when considered that early timeline in which almost none (maybe except for a woman named Mary Shelley) had the mind to think about. No doubt, the work inspired great sci-fi legends like Asimov, Clarke."A man is something that feels happy, plays the piano, likes going for a walk, and in fact, wants to do a whole lot of [...]

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    8. 3.5 sao. mở đầu có nhiều đoạn hài, nói chung là một vở kịch gọn gàng nhiều chỗ hổng :D Capek viết kịch không có gì là xuất sắc cả, nhưng hầu như ý tưởng chủ đạo của Chiến với bọn sa giông đều đã trình bày ở đây. Màn Robot toàn thế giới liên hiệp lại cũng đã có. Sang Sa giông thì đã lên một bậc về cái gọi là style. Kết cũng đầy loãng mạn tích cực tôn thờ tình ái lai láng ch [...]

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    9. Probably important as the prototype for the basic robot narrative, which is as follows:a) Humans manufacture slave laborers whose own needs are minimal in order to lower costs and break unions;b) Humans equip slave laborers with skills sufficient to carry out productive tasks, including heavy industrial, technical, academic, and military functions;c) Humans construct slave laborers who lack any desires of their own and are accordingly not market participants and therefore require no wages;d) Hum [...]

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    10. Un 4,5M'ha encantat per la profunditat del seu missatge i per la quantitat de temes que toca.Aquí en trobareu la ressenya sencera:especulacionsapeudepagina

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    11. 1920 yılında yazılmış ve ilk kez 1921’de sahnelenmiş, üç perdelik bir tiyatro oyunu R.U.R. Bu eserle ilgili tek bilgim Çekçe olduğu ve “robot” sözcüğünün İngilizce’ye bu oyunla geçtiğinden ibaretti. R.U.R.’un yazılmasının üzerinden doksan dört yıl geçmiş. Kullandığımız anlamıyla robot kavramının bu kadar “yeni” olmasına şaşırıyorum; kitap Cyrano de Bergerac’ın bilimkurguları gibi 1600’lerde yazılmış olsa daha az şaşıracaktım sanı [...]

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    12. Pane Čapku, tohle bylo skvělé. Já jakožto člověk, který nemám rád klasiku (navíc českou klasiku), jsem si toto dílo oblíbila a můžu ho vřele doporučit. Čeština je navíc v R.U.R. jednoduchá a lehce srozumitelná. Těším se na obhajobu u maturity. (Kdybych si to vytáhla, znáte to. :D)

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    13. This short play is primarily of historical interest, since the story is (now) very familiar and the characterization is quite meager. The play is additionally hampered by a poor translation. I read two different editions of the play, both crediting the same translator, but found stark differences between them. The version pictured here seems more complete, but I found several passages truncated or entirely removed from the Dover Thrift Edition (go figure).If you are at all interested in the hist [...]

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    14. Occasionally oddly told bit of satire, this is a play that should be seen and read by everyone. Where the term "robots" originates, the story tells of the sad eventual outcome of humans over-reliance on soulless workers.

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    15. RUR stands out for that third R, the first place robot was used to describe mechanical golems. In Capek's play, the robots are more like the modern cylons in BSG, indistinguishable from humans. The play tells the tale of the island factory where the robots are made, the worldwide demand for robot labor fast bottoming out the world work economy. The people who make the robots want to use them to introduce utopia, but the people who run nations use them to fight wars. Only instead of following the [...]

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    16. It was a great thing to be a man. There was something immense about it. (47)These words are uttered in the face of a robot uprising and imminent takeover, when all seems lost for human beings. I am not a big science fiction fan, but R. U. R. had intrigued me for some time. Written in 1920, it introduced and popularized the word ‘robot’ (the term derives from a Czech dialect word for ‘drudgery’ – it was suggested to Karel by his older brother Joseph). An early classic of artificial inte [...]

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    17. I don't read that many plays, but I should probably read more considering that I work in theatre. I picked this one up primarily because it's famous for coining the term "robot". The creatures in Čapek's work aren't really what we typically consider robots today, though--they're more biological than mechanical. Written in 1920 and first performed in 1921, this was way ahead of its time. The machines-rebelling-against-their-masters trope is ubiquitous in contemporary science fiction, and R.U.R. [...]

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    18. Tohle je teda drama! Napínavé, zajímavé a nádherně české. Sice mě pořád udivuje, jak dokáže kdokoli vecpat tak obsáhlý námět do sta stránek a přesto si zachovat důmyslnost, nápaditost a dokonce i nečekané zvraty. Karel Čapek je super, R.U.R. stejně tak a je vtipné, že i v nějakém 20. století byl tenhle autor tak pokrokový, že jeho díla jsou mnohdy reálná i dnes. Fakt se těším, až se dostanu k dalším jeho dílům!

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    19. قبل روايات إيزاك أزيموف وويليام جيبسون وآرثر كلارك وقبل مستقبليات فيليب ديك المظلمة وقبل سكاي نت ورؤى جيمس كاميرون المخيفة كتب كارل تشابك المخطوطة الأم التي أرست القواعد لكل أدبيات الروبوتات الساخطة وثورات الآلات. روبوتات روسوم العالمية.دراما مسرحية بديعة وضرورية لكل محب [...]

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    20. In the introduction, Klima notes that you can detect relativistic philosophy in this play, that everyone has their own truth. Coining the term “robot,” Capek introduces a science fiction play all the way back in the 1920’s. Rossum, in the play, invents robots who will take on the role of work. Domin states that, “Those two quarreled brutally. The old atheist didn’t have a crumb of understanding for industry, and finally young Rossum shut him up in some laboratory where he could fiddle [...]

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    21. بشكلٍ ما أو بآخر تهتم المسرحية بنقد هوس الحضارة بالتقدمُّ. ما يحدث هنا هو انجرار طائفة العلماء وراء نشوة الإنجاز العلمي لتحقيق خدمة الجنس البشري، لكن هذا الإنجاز بحد ذاته يشدّ الحضارة إلى نهايتها. المفارقة تكمن في أنّ هذا (الانجرار) توافقَ مع مُرُوقٍ من الدّين يمثِّله إلحاد ( [...]

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    22. R. U. R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots). (1920). Karel Capek. ****. Capek (1890-1938) was a Czech writer and playwright. This is probably his most famous play. Why? Because it’s where we get the word ‘robot.’ There is some argument as to who really invented the word; some scholars say that it was his brother, but what’s the difference. The play is set in some country in some period of time in the future. We first meet Mr. Domin, the General Manager of R.U.R. It is announced that he has a [...]

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    23. Δεύτερο βιβλίο του Τσάπεκ που διαβάζω, μετά το αρκετά καλό "Η απελευθέρωση του Απόλυτου", που διάβασα τον Ιούλιο. Αυτή την φορά έχουμε να κάνουμε με θεατρικό έργο, σίγουρα αρκετά πρωτοποριακό για την εποχή του, μιας και γράφτηκε το μακρινό 1920. Ουσιαστικά σ'αυτό το έργο είναι η [...]

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    24. Hovering somewhere between 3 and 4 starsI loved the humor in this play. Also, something about "organic" robots is just really cool. I generally think of robots as being metal human-shaped computers, but the robots of "Rossum's Universal Robots" are made of flesh and bone. They're like us, but minus all that extra stuff, like souls and reproductive organs.That said, I was disappointed by Helena's role in the whole story. When I stumbled across this book at the library, I was excited to read a sto [...]

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    25. I can't believe I'd never read this before. I love Robots, I love robot revolts and the end of man. This is the book where we get the word robot from and I'd still not gotten around to reading it! But I am SOOOO glad I did. It was brilliant. Everything that modern scifi has been trying to say about robots since is all here!!! It's the perfect continuation on from Frankenstein. It's depressing and sees the destruction of the human race, yet it has a happy ending. I would love to see it performed [...]

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    26. This play captivated me, I have had a fascination of the obsession Man has with the "self." I hope I to have the pleasure of seeing this one day. The comparison between Young and Old Rossum was especially interesting to me, it seemed Old Rossum recognized God by shaking his fist and saying "I can create just like you, I have made a flawless 'human being,' unlike you!" Young Rossum denied God completely by just exploiting Rossum's Robots, and not recognizing that what he is doing is "Godlike."RUR [...]

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    27. WORLD CLASSICS OF SCIENCE FICTION---THE WAR WITH THE NEWTS & R.U.R.-(ROSSUMS UNIVERSAL ROBOTS) BY KAREL CAPEK----FROM THE WORLD LITERATURE FORUM RECOMMENDED CLASSICS AND MASTERPIECES SERIES VIA —-ROBERT SHEPPARD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEFCzech author Karel Čapek,(pronounced CHOUW-pek) the author of "The War of the Newts" and "R.U.R.-(Rossum's Universal Robots)" did one thing that made him world-famous and remembered for the last hundred years: he invented the word "Robot." The word first appeared i [...]

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    28. “Levantem-se, robôs do mundo”Encenada em 1921, “R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots)” é uma das primeiras peças de ficção-científica da história, e foi a primeira vez que alguém usou a palavra “robô”. Os robôs do escritor tcheco Karel Čapek não são exatamente o que chamamos de robô atualmente - eles estão mais para clones –, mas isso pouco importa, pois, apesar de um tanto datada em alguns aspectos, a peça é bastante profética em outros. Sem saber que o estava faz [...]

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    29. Read this because I heard it was the first use of the word robot. Capek coined the word, or his brother did, and this was its big unveiling. The word was a variation on serf labor, drudgery, hard work in Czech, Slovak, and Polish. Rabota in old Slavic meaning servitude.Surprisingly, the robots in this story were not mechanical, by any means. Instead, they were organic. Made from tissues that were created in a lab and indistinguishable from humans. At least, in terms of looks. They were also give [...]

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    30. Difícilment algú diria abans de llegir aquest llibre que el teatre és un gènere gaire adequat per escriure ciència-ficció. Difícilment algú dirà que el gènere és una limitació per a escriure ciència-ficció, després de llegir-lo. Karel Capek, que setze anys més tard serà capaç de construir una de les sàtires més extraordinàries de tots els temps precisament a través del gènere de la ciència-ficció, ens va donar amb aquesta obra una primera lliçó, un primer advertiment: [...]

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