What does robot mean?

Definitions for robot
ˈroʊ bət, -bɒtrobot

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. automaton, robot, golem(noun)

    a mechanism that can move automatically

Wiktionary

  1. robot(Noun)

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

    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.

  2. robot(Noun)

    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.

    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.

  3. robot(Noun)

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

    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.

  4. robot(Noun)

    A traffic light.

    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.

  5. robot(Noun)

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

    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.

  6. robot(Noun)

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

    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.

Freebase

  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. robot(noun)

    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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How to say robot in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Mark Rosekind:

    It's not necessarily fair, it's people judging. I have control and I'm Mark Rosekind, but I don't know about that robot.

  2. Matthias Gorny:

    We have made several scientific expeditions off the coast of La Higuera due to the environmental importance of this place, therefore, we wanted to collaborate in the search for Itata, taking advantage of the technology we have, and thanks to the images of our underwater robot, we were able to confirm that what was there was the ship's remains.

  3. Professor Auke Ijspeert:

    We're now making an amphibious robot that will have the same swimming and walking properties, but will be a bit more sturdy, here clearly there's a big interest of having a robot that can crawl, go through small spaces, can swim a bit. And if you have a collapsed building; you think there are survivors, you will not send a dog because maybe the building is too dangerous. It may be very interesting to have an amphibious robot that you remote control; see if there are survivors and decide then if it's worth sending a team or not.

  4. Barnaby Furnas:

    I literally think of that robot as a friend, more than a pet, less than an art assistant - somewhere in there.

  5. Amir Ayali:

    The locust uses mechanical energy in addition to its muscle force in order to generate a jump and this is exactly what we are imitating...We are using a tiny motor that generates, or stores mechanical energy, and this mechanical energy in springs is actually very similar to the locust legs is what propels the robot into the air.

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