from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the area of AI concerned with the practical use of robots


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



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