ro·​bot·​i·​za·​tion ˌrō-ˌbä-tə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce robotization (audio)
: the process of turning a human being into a robot

Example Sentences

on account of robotization, no human need come into direct contact with the hazardous material
Recent Examples on the Web The country, and indeed the world, is headed for an extraordinary wave of robotization and automation — and not just in travel. Laura Blasey, Los Angeles Times, 28 Sep. 2021 Why do people react to robotization in this particular area of public administration the most cautiously? Aleksander Khomich, Forbes, 13 May 2021 Businesses have ordered substantial amounts of new capital equipment, much of it to deal with the tight labor market through automation and robotization. Bill Conerly, Forbes, 16 June 2021 As businesses move further toward automation and robotization, the most formidable challenge for the voice bots is the transition for a machine to understand the interlocutor's intentions. Alexey Aylarov, Forbes, 5 May 2021 So how can businesses make their way through the uncanny valley and adapt to the growing need for robotization? Alexey Aylarov, Forbes, 6 Apr. 2021 Both allude to ways that designers have begun to ask what a world characterized by increasing robotization, declining biodiversity and the disappearance of technologies that work in harmony with nature will look like. Nikil Saval, New York Times, 28 Sep. 2020 New technologies—including robotization and artificial intelligence— represent further challenges. K.n.c., The Economist, 8 July 2019 The main objectives of Japan’s robotization are economic reinvigoration, cultural branding and international demonstration. Mateja Kovacic, Smithsonian, 10 Apr. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of robotization was in 1927

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“Robotization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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