“If we had a robot, it could work 24/7 and it could increase production 20- to 30-fold,” says Hoffman.
The next generation of robot planes will be deadly, and very, very difficult to find.
The goal of the present research is to help create the programming for a robot that is “a sociable partner.”
When a naked, inexplicably Austrian robot lands in your time dimension, you just hand over the clothes.
Green dishes to Jean Trinh about ‘robot Chicken,’ child actors, and more.
Martin stared at the robot with the wildest dawning of surmise.
None of us knew the littlest bit about what a robot can or cannot do.
He yawned and took his feet off the desk to acknowledge the call and then a robot removed the desk.
I know a robot can't be happy or sad—but Ned seems to be happy.
Gaines slid an instrument back into the pouch of his suit, and patted the robot's rump.
1923, from English translation of 1920 play "R.U.R." ("Rossum's Universal Robots"), by Karel Capek (1890-1938), from Czech robotnik "slave," from robota "forced labor, compulsory service, drudgery," from robotiti "to work, drudge," from an Old Czech source akin to Old Church Slavonic rabota "servitude," from rabu "slave," from Old Slavic *orbu-, from PIE *orbh- "pass from one status to another" (see orphan). The Slavic word thus is a cousin to German Arbeit "work" (Old High German arabeit). According to Rawson the word was popularized by Karel Capek's play, "but was coined by his brother Josef (the two often collaborated), who used it initially in a short story."
robot ro·bot (rō'bət, -bŏt')
A mechanical device that sometimes resembles a human and is capable of performing a variety of often complex human tasks on command or by being programmed in advance.
A machine or device that operates automatically or by remote control.
A person who works mechanically without original thought, especially one who responds automatically to the commands of others.