ro·bot·ics | \ rō-ˈbä-tiks , rə- \

Definition of robotics 

: technology dealing with the design, construction, and operation of robots in automation

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roboticist \rō-ˈbä-tə-sist, rə- \ noun

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Mattel and Barbie are also partnering with Black Girls CODE robotics workshops to reach young girls interested in developing skills in the field. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "Barbie Just Launched One of Its Most Important Dolls to Date," 26 June 2018 The brains behind the 'bot belong to the 13 Arrowhead High School students on the robotics team FIRST 9956, hosted by Lake Country School. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A robot built by Arrowhead students is throwing out the first pitch at the June 15 Brewers game," 15 June 2018 Mutchler organizes an all-girls robotics team in Terra Haute that competes in Botball, an international robotics competition for middle and high school students. Billy Kobin, Indianapolis Star, "Rose-Hulman professor hopes to get more girls in STEM by studying the Irish," 10 July 2018 In this Thursday, May 24, 2018, photo, a Boston Dynamics SpotMini robot is walks through a conference room during a robotics summit in Boston. Matt O'brien, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Boston Dynamics' scary robot videos: Are they for real?," 8 June 2018 Then, in the mid-1980s Honda started up a humanoid robotics program. Matt Simon, WIRED, "The WIRED Guide to Robots," 17 May 2018 The First Lego League is a competitive robotics program for elementary and middle school students, and Haas was hooked from the outset. Rich Mayor, chicagotribune.com, "USC recruit Claire Haas is at 'the next level' in water polo, robotics," 13 Apr. 2018 In this Thursday, May 24, 2018, photo, a Boston Dynamics SpotMini robot is walks through a conference room during a robotics summit in Boston. Matt O'brien, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Boston Dynamics' scary robot videos: Are they for real?," 8 June 2018 Her creator, a robotics and A.I. company called Brud, has maintained an allure of anonymity. CBS News, "Computer-generated models' social media influence on the rise," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of robotics

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of robotics was in 1941

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robotics

noun

English Language Learners Definition of robotics

: technology that is used to design, build, and operate robots

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