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

Wiktionary

  1. robotnoun

    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. 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.

    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. robotnoun

    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. robotnoun

    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. robotnoun

    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. robotnoun

    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. 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. Joseph Michaelis:

    Since humans are so strongly wired to interpret what they encounter in a social way, even simple actions, such as when a robot makes a small movement after a child presses its button, can be perceived as social.

  2. Fabrice Goffin:

    The big advantage of this robot relative to a fixed terminal is that the robot can move, can go towards people, can speak to people and speak in their native tongue. It speaks more than 53 languages.

  3. David Tal:

    Food-related technology like 3D food printers, robot chefs and fully automated fast food restaurants represent experiments or proof of concepts, there’s still about five to10 years worth of testing, federal regulation approvals and general cost reductions in robotics involved before this tech goes mainstream.

  4. Zora Bots:

    The robot itself is a metre 20 high, so it is not like Arnold Schwarzenegger with a leather jacket and an 'I will be back' robot, it is a quite nice robot and the reactions are positive for the moment.

  5. Bernhard Thomaszewski:

    Our ambition is to make the design of compelling robotic creatures as accessible and intuitive as possible, our tool allows the user to design the structure and motion of a robot while receiving immediate feedback on its expected real-world behavior.

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