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robotics

[roh-bot-iks] /roʊˈbɒt ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the use of computer-controlled robots to perform manual tasks, especially on an assembly line.
Origin
1941
1941; robot + -ics; coined by Isaac Asimov
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robotics

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

n.

1941, from robot + -ics. Coined in a science fiction context by Russian-born U.S. author Isaac Asimov (1920-1992), who proposed the "Three Laws of Robotics" in 1968.

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