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

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Other Words from robotic

robotically \ rō-​ˈbä-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce robotically (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

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In the audio clip, originally posted on Reddit a few days ago, a robotic voice can be heard repeating a word several times. Korin Miller, SELF, "Science Explains Why This Auditory Illusion Makes You Hear 'Yanny' or 'Laurel'," 16 May 2018 The robotic wingmen in the Air Force’s scenario are XQ-58A Valkyrie unmanned drones built by Kratos Defense and outfitted with the Air Force’s Skyborg artificial intelligence system. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "F-35 Fighter Pilots Might Soon Fly With Robotic Wingmen," 23 May 2019 Outside of Seattle, Marriott International has implemented a robotic butler called Botlr, as well as a chatbot at Aloft Hotels, both of which have alarmed Huang. Melissa Hellmann, The Seattle Times, "As Seattle’s new hotels roll out automation to serve guests, workers worry," 18 May 2019 Today, the Ecovacs Deebot N79S robotic vacuum is available on Amazon for 47 percent off its original price of nearly $300. Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, "The Number One Best-Selling Robot Vacuum on Amazon Is Nearly 50% Off Today," 9 May 2019 Her voice may sound robotic, but her responses are not just canned lines. Dorothy R. Santos, Ars Technica, "Artist transforms herself into a virtual assistant and obeys your commands," 16 Jan. 2018 Other kinds of domestic robots include home security systems, lawn mowers, alarm clocks and even robotic dogs that recognize faces and develop personalities. Shelby Fleig, USA TODAY, "Amazon is working on a live-in robot named Vesta, says report," 23 Apr. 2018 This insufficient infrastructure support has left the predominantly robotic space program gasping for air. Shannon Stirone, Longreads, "Welcome to the Center of the Universe," 15 Mar. 2018 For the cover of Cohen’s controversial The New Digital Age (2012), Koons crafted a pop art image of a rainbow earth, held up by human and robotic hands. Ian Malone, Vogue, "Jeff Koons and Monica Lewinsky Attend a Book Party Honoring Accidental Presidents at Ralph Lauren," 3 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of robotic

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of robotic was in 1928

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