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  • noun The science or study of the technology associated with the design, fabrication, theory, and application of robots.

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  • noun The science and technology of robots, their design, manufacture, and application

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  • noun the area of AI concerned with the practical use of robots

Etymologies

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Coined by Isaac Asimov from robot + -ics by comparison to "physics ... hydraulics, celestial mechanics, and so on" in his 1941 book Liar!.

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