robotics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
ro·​bot·​ics | \ rō-ˈbä-tiks How to pronounce robotics (audio) , rə- \

Definition of robotics

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

Other Words from robotics

roboticist \ rō-​ˈbä-​tə-​sist How to pronounce robotics (audio) , rə-​ \ noun

Examples of robotics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Technology is another area that is undergoing a massive evolution, including artificial intelligence, robotics and even how to work together in the cloud. Michael Kurland, Forbes, 6 May 2022 With the help of its massive printer, which is powered by high-tech robotics and CAD software, ICON builds sturdy, futuristic-looking homes that have won a string of design awards. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, 26 Apr. 2022 The Senate bill provides $29 billion over five years to a new directorate focused on strengthening U.S. leadership in artificial intelligence, semiconductors, robotics and other cutting-edge technologies. CBS News, 18 Apr. 2022 The Senate bill provides $29 billion over five years to a new directorate focused on strengthening U.S. leadership in artificial intelligence, semiconductors, robotics and other cutting-edge technologies. Kevin Freking, ajc, 18 Apr. 2022 The Senate bill provides $29 billion over five years to a new directorate focused on strengthening U.S. leadership in artificial intelligence, semiconductors, robotics and other cutting-edge technologies. oregonlive, 18 Apr. 2022 Proceeds support activities and programs for students in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) fields as well as science and engineering fairs, robotics and youth enrichment programs. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Apr. 2022 The involvement of IoT, robotics, AI and computer vision in smart cities need to be incorporated and implemented in a way that circular economy challenges can be overcome and the concept makes a transition from paper into the real world. Naveen Joshi, Forbes, 2 May 2022 EdgeQ’s chip uses artificial intelligence to optimize wireless connectivity for applications such as robotics, machinery and autonomous cars. Suman Bhattacharyya, WSJ, 15 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of robotics

1941, in the meaning defined above

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22 May 2022

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“Robotics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/robotics. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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