R.U.R. and the Vision of Artificial Life

by Štepán Šimek

Štepán Šimek, professor of theatre, offers a new translation of Karel Capek’s play R.U.R.—which famously coined the term “robot”—and a collection of essays reflecting on the play’s legacy from scientists and scholars who work in artificial life and robotics. The book is edited by Jitka Cejková. MIT Press, 2024. 312 pages.

  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Date of publication: 2024
  • Format: 312 pages