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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The science or study of the technology associated with the design, fabrication, theory, and application of robots.
n (functioning as singular)
1. (General Engineering) the science or technology of designing, building, and using robots
2. (Dancing) another name for robot dancing
n. (used with a sing. v.)
the technology connected with using computer-controlled robots to perform manipulative tasks.
[1941; coined by Isaac Asimov]
the application of automated machinery to tasks traditionally done by hand, as in manufacturing.See also: Automation
the application of automated machinery to tasks traditionally done by hand, as in the manufacturing industry.See also: Industry
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|Noun||1.||robotics - the area of AI concerned with the practical use of robots|
artificial intelligence, AI - the branch of computer science that deal with writing computer programs that can solve problems creatively; "workers in AI hope to imitate or duplicate intelligence in computers and robots"
animatronics - the construction of robots to look like animals (developed for Disneyland)
telerobotics - the area of robotics that is concerned with the control of robots from a distance