aero·​bot | \ ˈer-ō-ˌbät How to pronounce aerobot (audio) \
plural aerobots

Definition of aerobot

: an unmanned aerial or aerospace vehicle As far as orbiters, landers, aerobots, and sample return missions can take us, there is also a current desire to send people to Mars.— Kevin Nolan, Mars: A Cosmic Stepping Stone, 2008

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First Known Use of aerobot

1987, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aerobot

blend of aer- (in aerial entry 1, aero-) and robot

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“Aerobot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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