TYVM Karel Čapek! Your play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) opened on January 25, 1921.
Here's that Czech play in Italian with English subtitles! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHF8FHW0sY0
Everybody likes robots!
"I'm Robert the robot, mechanical man. Drive me and steer me wherever you can."
Had one of those, 60+ years ago. Can't believe I still remember the recording!