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. 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.

  2. Daokui Qu:

    Maybe some of the robot companies in the future will go and die.

  3. Joseph Michaelis:

    It is also important to keep in mind that social norms about privacy are different from culture to culture, and the design of a social robot should be sensitive to this.

  4. 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.

  5. Howie Choset:

    That robot is field deployable. You can take that robot and throw it around, it's robust. You can kick it and it is still going to work.

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