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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An arm of the Defense Department wants ideas for a future robotic space station. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Pentagon Wants Its Own Tiny Space Station," 5 July 2019 These crewless, robotic probes paved the way for a giant leap forward in space exploration. Jenny Howard, National Geographic, "A brief history of moon exploration," 5 July 2019 And later this year it is set to conduct its first robotic lunar sample-return mission. The Editors, Scientific American, "The U.S. Should Go Back to the Moon--But Not on Its Own," 3 July 2019 Slooh, which provides views from robotic telescopes, will offer live coverage from its observatories in Chile and Argentina between 3:15 and 5:40PM ET. Loren Grush, The Verge, "How to watch today’s total solar eclipse if you’re not in a small portion of South America," 2 July 2019 On a grander scale, manufacturers displayed large innovations such as life-size robotic devices known as gait trainers for patients who can’t walk, in addition to high-tech wheelchairs and hospital beds. Cindy Krischer Goodman,, "Cool new health wearables do everything from killing head lice to curing incontinence," 2 July 2019 The system also relies on robotic process automation to simplify a variety of tasks as well as artificial intelligence and machine learning to identify patterns and boost predictive modeling. Tatyana Shumsky, WSJ, "Vodafone Supercharges Its Procurement With Automation, AI," 28 June 2019 Electric Giraffe Project - Meet Russell, the 17-foot robotic giraffe and his creator Lindsay Lawlor. Ramona Sentinel, "Two nonprofits to stage AnomaR arts festival," 27 June 2019 That estimate includes fuel saved not just by the robotic machines themselves, but by thousands of trucks that wait hours in line to enter terminals with engines idling. Margot Roosevelt,, "The robots are coming, L.A. port shipping giant tells union and politicians," 26 June 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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