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robotics

Syllabification: ro·bot·ics
Pronunciation: /rōˈbädiks
 
/

Definition of robotics in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular]
The branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots.
Example sentences
  • They found cheap labor abroad, and by the use of robotics and digital technology blocked the labor movements as well as lowered wages.
  • No doubt it benefits by twelve years of advancement, not only in computer graphics, but also in robotics technology.
  • They have devised a system of robotics in which welding, riveting and beam placement are carried out by a few computer operators rather than by gangs of construction workers.

Derivatives

roboticist

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈbätəsist/
noun
Example sentences
  • What the book really illustrates is the diversity of approaches that roboticists take when deciding on how to build a thinking robot.
  • One of the discoverers was a roboticist famous for studying the gaits of everything from cockroaches to humans, in an attempt to perfect robotic walking.
  • The Japanese roboticist noticed something interesting: The more humanlike his robots became, the more people were attracted to them, but only up to a point.

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