Where does the word "robot" come from?
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  1. Ever notice how we tend to stick robots with a lot of the really boring, dangerous or dirty work? When you look at the etymology of the word "robot," that makes a whole lot of sense. Our current usage of robot evolved from the Czech word robotnik, which means nothing short of slave labor. Alternatively, robota means forced labor or drudgery.

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