The term robot comes from the Slavic languages which means "slave" or "dedicated worker". The term was originally used in 1920 by the writer of Czechoslovak origin Karel Capek in his play R. U. R. (Rossum's Universal Robots). Masterpieces of science fiction, robots quickly find themselves declined in toys and decorative objects. The www.robopolis.com site offers a universe entirely dedicated to robots of all kinds. For a retro decor choose collectible robots, replicas of models from the 50s and 60s. These decorative robots work: they move, move their arms, light up or spit smoke, enough to amuse young and old. For fans of technological robots, there is a replica of the famous robot R2D2 from Star Wars. This media center robot serves as an overhead projector, Ipod docking station, DVD player (2999 euros) ... If you are looking for a design robot, the Nabaztag (150 euros) is the first communicating Rabbit. He blinks, moves his ears, talks, plays music. It tells you in real time the content of any website. It constantly shows you the weather, pollution and the stock market with its light codes. To read: For robot enthusiasts, Pierre Cornette de Saint-Cyr, auctioneer and collector, shares his personal collection of robots in the book "Les robots de Pierre Cornette de Saint-Cyr" by Stéphane Calvo (Editions du Chêne, 14.90 euros).