Does anyuone know if she was named for Karel Čapek? He wrote R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) inventing both the word "robot" and applying to it android-type artificial creatures.

Yes, she was named in honor of him. More about that can be found on the "Requiem for Methuselah" page. --Jörg 16:51, 26 March 2007 (UTC)
It would probably make more sense to have that information on the character page than the episode page. --Alan del Beccio 22:25, 26 March 2007 (UTC)