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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.

  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.

Wikipedia

  1. Robot

    A robot is a machine—especially one programmable by a computer—capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically. A robot can be guided by an external control device, or the control may be embedded within. Robots may be constructed to evoke human form, but most robots are task-performing machines, designed with an emphasis on stark functionality, rather than expressive aesthetics. Robots can be autonomous or semi-autonomous and range from humanoids such as Honda's Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility (ASIMO) and TOSY's TOSY Ping Pong Playing Robot (TOPIO) to industrial robots, medical operating robots, patient assist robots, dog therapy robots, collectively programmed swarm robots, UAV drones such as General Atomics MQ-1 Predator, 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. Autonomous things are expected to proliferate in the future, with home robotics and the autonomous car as some of the main drivers.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 is robotics. 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, or cognition. Many of today's robots are inspired by nature contributing to the field of bio-inspired robotics. These robots have also created a newer branch of robotics: soft robotics. From the time of ancient civilization, there have been many accounts of user-configurable automated devices and even automata resembling humans and other animals, such as animatronics, designed primarily as entertainment. As mechanical techniques developed through the Industrial age, there appeared more practical applications such as automated machines, remote-control and wireless remote-control. The term comes from a Slavic root, robot-, with meanings associated with labor. The word 'robot' was first used to denote a fictional humanoid in a 1920 Czech-language play R.U.R. (Rossumovi Univerzální Roboti – Rossum's Universal Robots) by Karel Čapek, though it was Karel's brother Josef Čapek who was the word's true inventor. 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, as well as Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine tools in the late 1940s by John T. Parsons and Frank L. Stulen. The first modern digital and programmable robot was invented by George Devol in 1954 and spawned his seminal robotics company, Unimation. The first Unimate was sold to General Motors in 1961 where it lifted pieces of hot metal from die casting machines at the Inland Fisher Guide Plant in the West Trenton section of Ewing Township, New Jersey.Robots have replaced humans in performing repetitive and dangerous tasks which humans prefer not to do, or are unable to do because of size limitations, or which take place in extreme environments such as outer space or the bottom of the sea. There are concerns about the increasing use of robots and their role in society. Robots are blamed for rising technological unemployment as they replace workers in increasing numbers of functions. The use of robots in military combat raises ethical concerns. The possibilities of robot autonomy and potential repercussions have been addressed in fiction and may be a realistic concern in the future.

ChatGPT

  1. robot

    A robot is a programmable machine or device that is capable of performing tasks autonomously or semi-autonomously. These tasks can either be physical - like in the case of industrial robots, or digital - like software robots. Robots are generally designed to perform tasks with accuracy, efficiency and resilience, often tasks that are difficult, dangerous or tedious for humans. They are often equipped with advanced sensors or artificial intelligence technology to perceive their environment and adjust to changing conditions.

Wikidata

  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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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. Michel Milinkovitch:

    Classical robots are extremely good for performing a specific task for which they've been designed... If you want that robot to do something a little different, it will fail miserably, but when you look at living organisms, they've been optimized also for versatility.

  2. Walter Odisho:

    Think of it as a robot. Because robots are automated they can go through many types of motion that are wasteful. But in order to utilize robots correctly we need to be thoughtful about the movements that their arms make, if we can apply the same thinking( to the factory)... then we can affect the process to a high degree.

  3. 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.

  4. Hu Xiang:

    The trade sanctions between China and the U.S. will certainly have a huge impact on us, we are developing a completely automated cell culture robot, which comes within the scope of the tariffs.

  5. Bram Vanderborght:

    Over the past few years, we have already taken the first steps in creating self-healing materials for robots. With this research we want to continue and, above all, ensure that robots that are used in our working environment are safer, but also more sustainable. Due to the self-repair mechanism of this new kind of robot, complex, costly repairs may be a thing of the past.

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