ro·​bot·​ic | \ rō-ˈbä-tik How to pronounce robotic (audio) , rə- \

Definition of robotic

1 : of or relating to mechanical robots
2 : having the characteristics of a robot performs with robotic consistency

Other Words from robotic

robotically \ rō-​ˈbä-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce robotic (audio) , rə-​ \ adverb

Examples of robotic in a Sentence

the dishwasher is one of the greatest robotic devices ever invented with a single robotic motion, she reached for a cigarette and a lighter the instant she sat down
Recent Examples on the Web The tabletop system enables Tortuga’s strawberry bots to ply their trade by making berries easier to pluck with robotic arms and protecting the robots from direct exposure to the elements. Sam Deanstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 26 July 2022 Another experiment tested how quickly people moved their robotic arms in response to virtual touches. Sasha Warren, Scientific American, 15 July 2022 While robotic arms are not a new concept, Sivasubramanian pointed out that very few companies are utilizing them in production daily at the scale Amazon is doing. Patrick Moorhead, Forbes, 1 June 2022 One of the robotic arms attaches to a brush and moves through five different wigs on a mannequin, working on hair both straight and curly. Douglas Belkin, WSJ, 2 May 2022 Magnets mounted on robotic arms outside the patient would be used to help guide the device into the lungs. Washington Post, 1 Apr. 2022 Vescovo had strapped two to his submersible, one on each of the vessel's robotic arms. Jeremy White, Wired, 7 Mar. 2022 On the plus side, the work can build on existing robotic arms in space, including two currently in use on the International Space Station. Kurt Kleiner, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 Mar. 2022 From a design standpoint, Musk has also touted on Twitter that, when Starship comes back for a landing, it'll be caught mid-air by a large pair of robotic arms, functioning like chopsticks. Jackie Wattles, CNN, 10 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of robotic

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 Aug 2022

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“Robotic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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