Batman: The Animated Series

Season 1 Episode 43

His Silicon Soul

Aired Saturday 9:00 AM Nov 20, 1992 on FOX



  • Allusions

    • Rossum's Ultimate Robot

      Dr. Karl Rossum, the inventor of HARDAC, gets his name from the play R.U.R. (Rossum's Ultimate Robot), written by Karel Capek in 1920. This play is where we get the word robot. In our terms, a robot is some machine that works automatically. In the play, however, a Robot (from the Czech word "robota" meaning "servitude" or "drudgery") was more like what we would call a genetically engineered worker.