[ roh-bot-ik ]
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  1. in the manner of a robot; mechanical; lacking human intelligence or emotion: He’s so constant and efficient that he looks robotic on the ice, and his scores for artistic performance suffer.

  2. performed by a robot without active guidance from a human operator: Over the course of several robotic missions, NASA gathered information about the surface of Mars and its atmosphere.

Origin of robotic

First recorded in 1925–30; robot + -ic

Words Nearby robotic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use robotic in a sentence

  • She did, and her face slammed into a totally different configuration, dispassionate, even robotic.

    Little Brother | Cory Doctorow
  • All that machinery and robotic equipment and so on that was going to Tanith—was that aboard when he took the ship?

    Space Viking | Henry Beam Piper
  • It sounded a little infantile, but he was pretty sure none of those present had any sound knowledge of robotic intelligence.

    The Velvet Glove | Harry Harrison
  • Centuries before smart weapons and robotic systems, this reasoning was understood intuitively.

    Shock and Awe | Harlan K. Ullman
  • robotic systems are an important area of consideration within Rapid Dominance.

    Shock and Awe | Harlan K. Ullman