What does Robot mean?

Definitions for Robot
ˈroʊ bət, -bɒtRo·bot

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. automaton, robot, golemnoun

    a mechanism that can move automatically


  1. robotnoun

    An intelligent mechanical being designed to look like a human or other creature, and usually made from metal.

  2. robotnoun

    A person who does not seem to have any emotions.

    Being a robot, Jessica chose to wear a casual pair of shorts to the funeral and didn't even cry.

  3. robotnoun

    A machine built to carry out some complex task or group of tasks, especially one which can be programmed.

  4. robotnoun

    A traffic light.

  5. robotnoun

    A theodolite which follows the movements of a prism and can be used by a one-man crew.

  6. robotnoun

    A style of dance popular in disco whereby the dancer impersonates the movement of a robot

  7. Etymology: From robot, from robota. Coined in the 1921 science-fiction play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) by after having been suggested to him by his brother Josef, and taken into the English translation without change.


  1. Robot

    A robot is a mechanical or virtual agent, usually an electro-mechanical machine that is guided by a computer program or electronic circuitry. Robots can be autonomous or semi-autonomous and range from humanoids such as Honda's Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility and Tosy's TOSY Ping Pong Playing Robot to industrial robots, collectively programmed 'swarm' robots, and even microscopic nano robots. By mimicking a lifelike appearance or automating movements, a robot may convey a sense of intelligence or thought of its own. Robotics is the branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots, as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing. These technologies deal with automated machines that can take the place of humans in dangerous environments or manufacturing processes, or resemble humans in appearance, behavior, and/or cognition. Many of today's robots are inspired by nature contributing to the field of bio-inspired robotics. As mechanical techniques developed through the Industrial age, more practical applications were proposed by Nikola Tesla, who in 1898 designed a radio-controlled boat. Electronics evolved into the driving force of development with the advent of the first electronic autonomous robots created by William Grey Walter in Bristol, England in 1948. The first digital and programmable robot was invented by George Devol in 1954 and was named the Unimate. It was sold to General Motors in 1961 where it was used to lift pieces of hot metal from die casting machines at the Inland Fisher Guide Plant in the West Trenton section of Ewing Township, New Jersey.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. robot

    See bot.

Rap Dictionary

  1. robotnoun

    The Robot is style of dancing. Basicaly starting movements and ending them in squad strong stops. Walking like you weigh a 100 pounds or moving like u have less joints.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Robot in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Robot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Robot in a Sentence

  1. Li Zhang:

    One such movie was Big Hero Six, in Big Hero Six, they show some concepts related to micro-robot swarms. Another one was Transformers, which showed how a robot dog invaded a base by deploying hundreds upon thousands of small robotic spheres.

  2. Howie Choset:

    We built a force feedback master slave arm where the master controls one robot and the slave moves as the master requires.

  3. Red Bull:

    Everybody makes mistakes, otherwise it's better to put a robot in, it's good to make mistakes as well, you learn from it.

  4. Ben Wood:

    Clearly we are moving into different territory now with the arrival of more experimental products such as the Always Home mini-drone camera and the Astro robot, but I believe that Amazon is using their products to learn more about consumers' willingness to have such devices in their homes.

  5. Claudio Semini:

    For us, it was natural to start to design also an arm, and then the plan is to build two arms and have them both on the robot to create a 'centaur' style of robot. And with the two arms the robot can be deployed to the real area where it needs to do any maintenance work or turn a valve in a rescue scenario or pick up a sample in a contaminated area or just clean up radioactive materials; there's a lot of potential future applications where manipulation is really important.

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