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Recent Examples on the Web The prototype robot that Neuralink showed off last year, which could easily have been mistaken for an interrogation droid, is no more. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Musk says that Neuralink implants are close to ready for human testing," 29 Aug. 2020 As an extra measure, the staffer deploys a Xenex robot that resembles a Star Wars droid, using ultraviolet light to disinfect. Vincent T. Davis, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio single mom overcomes years of struggle with hard work, dedication at University Hospital," 6 July 2020 Host Ahmed Best—yes, that Ahmed Best—introduces the contestants and guides them through the challenges while joined by a kid-friendly, mildly smart-aleck droid companion. Kate Cox, Ars Technica, "Jedi Temple Challenge brings out your inner pint-sized Padawan wannabe," 12 June 2020 This is all rather pleasant and charming, and especially appealing is the pet-like droid BD-1, who hops on the shoulder of our Jedi protoganist Cal Kestis (Cameron Monaghan). Todd Martens, chicagotribune.com, "Review: ‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order” is the hokey — in a good way — contrast to ‘The Mandalorian’," 16 Nov. 2019 The story takes place canonically during the The Force Awakens, and gives fans a deeper look into the adorable droid introduced in that film. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, "Watch Daisy Ridley read Star Wars book to thank 'everyone out on the front lines' of the pandemic," 11 Apr. 2020 The droid is described as an innocent incapable of lying or comprehending sarcasm, but at least IG-11 looks pretty proficient with weapons in the trailer. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Disney leans hard into Space Western territory in new Mandalorian trailer," 29 Oct. 2019 Her far-from-faithful droids, Triple Zero and Bee-Tee — basically imagine a psychopathic C-3PO and R2-D2 and you’re 100 percent there — will also appear. Graeme Mcmillan, The Hollywood Reporter, "Marvel's 'Doctor Aphra' to Be Adapted Into 'Star Wars' Audiobook," 23 Apr. 2020 Gibbs said a photograph taken by a droid showed that someone may have stood closer than six feet behind her at the demonstration. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "'I broke no law,' says Royal Oak city commissioner who attended Lansing protest," 21 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of droid

1952, in the meaning defined above

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“Droid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/droid. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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