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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1987, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aerobot was in 1987

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“Aerobot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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