This suggests that searchers believe that they have sufficiently narrowed the area for the robot to be effective.
The goal of the present research is to help create the programming for a robot that is “a sociable partner.”
Aviation expert Clive Irving concludes 2009 was all about pilots—good, bad, robot, and Sully.
Green dishes to Jean Trinh about ‘robot Chicken,’ child actors, and more.
When a naked, inexplicably Austrian robot lands in your time dimension, you just hand over the clothes.
Martin stared at the robot with the wildest dawning of surmise.
He took a few more steps and the robot plucked at his sleeve.
He yawned and took his feet off the desk to acknowledge the call and then a robot removed the desk.
The robot clicked its acknowledgement and moved on to the next table.
Gaines slid an instrument back into the pouch of his suit, and patted the robot's rump.
1923, from English translation of 1920 play "R.U.R." ("Rossum's Universal Robots"), by Karel Capek (1890-1938), from Czech robotnik "slave," from robota "forced labor, compulsory service, drudgery," from robotiti "to work, drudge," from an Old Czech source akin to Old Church Slavonic rabota "servitude," from rabu "slave," from Old Slavic *orbu-, from PIE *orbh- "pass from one status to another" (see orphan). The Slavic word thus is a cousin to German Arbeit "work" (Old High German arabeit). According to Rawson the word was popularized by Karel Capek's play, "but was coined by his brother Josef (the two often collaborated), who used it initially in a short story."
robot ro·bot (rō'bət, -bŏt')
A mechanical device that sometimes resembles a human and is capable of performing a variety of often complex human tasks on command or by being programmed in advance.
A machine or device that operates automatically or by remote control.
A person who works mechanically without original thought, especially one who responds automatically to the commands of others.
See also cybernetics.