- robot bomb,
- robot dancing,
- robot pilot,
Origin of robot
Examples from the Web for robot
The other culprit, of course, is the one misanthropic jerk who reported “several hundred” names to the Facebook robot.Facebook Apologizes For, but Doesn’t Retract, Discriminatory ‘Real Name’ Policy|Jay Michaelson|October 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The goal of the present research is to help create the programming for a robot that is “a sociable partner.”
JIBO is a robot for the whole family, currently crowdfunding for development.Competitive Eaters, Breaking Bad in Space, and More Viral Videos|Alex Chancey|July 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I ask this because this week, a robot named Hitchbot is setting off on a potentially perilous journey.
I added some things to their music, but “The Girl and the Robot” was the first thing we worked on when we were in the same room.Robyn and Royksopp’s Summertime Soundtrack ‘Do It Again’|Andrew Romano|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In room after room automatons demonstrated how to dress correctly; robot faces displayed the uses of cosmetics.Love Story|Irving E. Cox, Jr.
The other was that he stood in a place where robot machinery worked, though those who had set it up were no longer there.The Time Traders|Andre Norton
The robot bellhop whirred, a chute opened in the wall, and a bottle slid out.Heist Job on Thizar|Gordon Randall Garrett
"I'd like to speak to the manager," he said and the robot went away.Forget Me Nearly|Floyd L. Wallace
A robot came sliding up to the three of them as they stood there at the edge of the landing field.Starman's Quest|Robert Silverberg
Word Origin for robot
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."