Definitions

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  • adjective Of, relating to, or resembling a robot. Lacking personality.

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  • adjective resembling the unthinking functioning of a machine
  • adjective of or relating to mechanical robots

Etymologies

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Coined by Isaac Asimov in his 1941 book Liar!.

Examples

  • What we have done recently is created what we call a "robotic scientist."

    Teaching Robots To Be Human

  • That's what we call the robotic terraforming control unit.

    Roger MacBride

  • The two childhood friends say they first drew what they call a robotic exoskeleton "on the back of a beer mat" seven years ago.

    ARN News

  • The two childhood friends say they first drew what they call a robotic exoskeleton "on the back of a beer mat" seven years ago.

    Latest News - Yahoo!7 News

  • The two childhood friends say they first drew what they call a robotic exoskeleton "on the back of a beer mat" seven years ago.

    Computerworld News

  • This seems to be a pretty good justification for human spaceflight, something involving a close synergism in robotic and crew operations.

    Candid Comments on the Constellation Program - NASA Watch

  • "This philosophy can be used for more than just fish" - for example, in robotic prosthetic limbs ...

    Boing Boing

  • The Obama figure is the result of attention to minute details by Disney sculptors, animators, engineers and even anatomists who pored over presidential photographs and video of him and then drew on the latest advances in robotic technology.

    Boing Boing

  • And for that matter, how much more valuable science can we get from an extra $10B in robotic spaceflight, which is where NASA seems to be doing quite well.

    First Briefing on Human Space Flight Review - NASA Watch

  • This takes advantage of the strong science justification for human spaceflight by effectively eliminating the communications latency in robotic operations.

    Why Some Say the Moon? - NASA Watch

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