This is the origin of the word robot and is taken from the word meaning 'to work' think of it as Faust for Isaac Asimov. Classic story and very worth reading if you are into scifi or the origins of ideas.
Award-winning screenplay writer Henderson Smith has always been fascinated by fairy tales. Today she chats with us about her book, "The Ugly Princess: The Legend of the Winnowwood." She explains why she made her princess ugly, why she finds the original fairy tales so enchanting and how her heart is ruled by a certain papichuahua.