ComBots Cup V — Big Bad Bots Bash Bumpers in the Bay Area
See the big-time participants and the ultimate winner in this classic clash of the titaniums.
What the Heck is a Robot, Anyway?
In 1921, Karl Capek wrote the play Rossum’s Universal Robots, thus coining the term “Robot.” (Okay, technically it was his brother Josef who amended Karl’s original term from either the Latin labori, or the Czech trudnik, but we won’t quibble. It was still Karl’s play.) In the play, they were not electro-mechanical humans. They were very much flesh and blood, manufactured in fleshy parts and later assembled. This very much follows the golum and Frankenstein mythos.And it is clearly the basis...