noun (used with a singular verb)
the use of computer-controlled robots to perform manual tasks, especially on an assembly line.

1941; robot + -ics; coined by Isaac Asimov Unabridged
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robot dancing, robotics or robotic dancing
a dance of the 1980s characterized by jerky mechanical movements
robotics, robotics or robotic dancing
robotic dancing, robotics or robotic dancing

robotics (rəʊˈbɒtɪks)
1.  the science or technology of designing, building, and using robots
2.  another name for robot dancing

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Example sentences
The field is called social robotics, and it remains a tricky business.
But the real power in robotics technologies lies in their ability to augment
  and extend our own capabilities.
The company helped the college design courses in laser and robotics training.
The promise of robotics is not the only promise unkept.
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