noun, plural au·tom·a·tons, au·tom·a·ta [aw-tom-uh-tuh]. /ɔˈtɒm ə tə/.
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Origin of automaton
OTHER WORDS FROM automatonau·tom·a·tous, adjective
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These include old-school path-finding algorithms that connect remote parts of a settlement, cellular automata that can produce complex structures using simple rules, and machine learning.AI planners in Minecraft could help machines design better cities|Will Heaven|September 22, 2020|MIT Technology Review
“It was no brute whom Smiley was pursuing with such mastery, no unqualified fanatic after all, no automaton,” le Carré writes.Iran’s Top Spy Is the Modern-Day Karla, John Le Carré’s Villainous Mastermind|Michael Weiss|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Despite how he might come across in the history books, he wasn't some bland, rule-following "high-integrity" automaton.
But it did suggest that Rubio was more than a Reaganite automaton.
On one hand she's a pitch-perfect automaton; indeed, her longest speaking part is half a sentence in Russian.
Crawley came walking like an automaton from whose joints the oil had suddenly dried.It Is Never Too Late to Mend|Charles Reade
The scrivener did look up accordingly, with the action of an automaton which suddenly obeys the impulse of a pressed spring.The Fortunes of Nigel|Sir Walter Scott
Like an automaton the man stepped forward, and after him paced the white horse.Riders of the Silences|John Frederick
I have again the old feeling of having surrendered my imagination and of moving like an automaton.The Wasted Generation|Owen Johnson
The same gentleman exhibited an automaton in England, of the figure of a man, as large as life.The Book of Curiosities|I. Platts