The word ‘robot‘ (n, [<Czech robota, ”forced labour”]), notably comes from play RUR: Rossum’s Universal Robots (1920); the term ‘robotics‘ (n. the science of designing, building, or using robots; the study of robots.), however, first appeared in Isaac Asimov‘s short story ”Liar!”, part of his Robot Series, which was first published in Astounding Science Fiction (May, 1941) and reprinted in I, Robot (1950). Asimov was not even aware that he was creating a word.
- Asimov, Isaac, ”Liar!” in Astounding Science Fiction, May, 1941, reprinted in I, Robot (coll. 1950)
- Prucher, Jeff (ed.), Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction edited b, 2007) y