ro·​bot·​ic rō-ˈbä-tik How to pronounce robotic (audio)
: of or relating to mechanical robots
: having the characteristics of a robot
performs with robotic consistency
robotically 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 On these flights, Ochoa conducted research on Earth’s atmosphere and the sun, once using the space shuttle’s robotic arm to release and retrieve a satellite that collected data on the solar corona. Christian Thorsberg, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 May 2024 Within 48 hours of touching down, the lander will drill into the surface and scoop up samples with a robotic arm before preparing for a trip back to Earth, the Associated Press reported. Eric Lagatta, USA TODAY, 3 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for robotic 

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Robotic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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