In 2021, we celebrate 100th anniversary of an invention of a ROBOT, the modern symbol of artificial life. In my presentation, I will introduce the 100 years of Robot history and 100 ways of robot existence. Meet the Robot – a concept, an embodied symbol, and an agent of (r)evolution, a drama character, a figure of automation of industrial production, the hero of science fiction, the embodiment of the human fear of (becoming) a machine, the representation of Otherness, and the protagonist of different model situations of human-machine interaction. The list of examples of robot metamorphoses will be framed by theories that will make it possible to understand the transformations of the appearance and the meaning of the Robot in different contexts and in different forms: as a dramatic character, as a literary character and as a machine within robotic art.

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