robotics

noun

ro·​bot·​ics rō-ˈbä-tiks How to pronounce robotics (audio)
rə-
plural in form but singular in construction
: technology dealing with the design, construction, and operation of robots in automation
roboticist noun

Examples of robotics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Amid labor shortages, farmers are looking to robotics and automation to fill the gap. Irving Fain, Fortune, 10 Feb. 2023 Just taking Spot, the most popular of the robots, for a stroll collects data that scientists hope will make the five-year study a success as robotics and artificial intelligence become more involved in everyday lives. Omar Villafranca, CBS News, 9 Feb. 2023 See all Example Sentences for robotics 

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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of robotics was in 1941

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“Robotics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/robotics. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

robotics

noun plural in form but singular in construction
ro·​bot·​ics rō-ˈbä-tiks How to pronounce robotics (audio)
rə-
: technology dealing with the design, construction, and operation of robots in automation

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