robotics

[ roh-bot-iks ]
/ roʊˈbɒt ɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the use of computer-controlled robots to perform manual tasks, especially on an assembly line.

Nearby words

  1. robot bomb,
  2. robot dancing,
  3. robot pilot,
  4. robotic,
  5. roboticist,
  6. robotistic,
  7. robotize,
  8. robson,
  9. robson, mount,
  10. robstown

Origin of robotics

1941; robot + -ics; coined by Isaac Asimov

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British Dictionary definitions for robotics

robotics

/ (rəʊˈbɒtɪks) /

noun (functioning as singular)

the science or technology of designing, building, and using robots
another name for robot dancing
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Word Origin and History for robotics

robotics

n.

1941, from robot + -ics. Coined in a science fiction context by Russian-born U.S. author Isaac Asimov (1920-1992), who proposed the "Three Laws of Robotics" in 1968.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper