|a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.|
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
|1.||any automated machine programmed to perform specific mechanical functions in the manner of a man|
|2.||(modifier) not controlled by man; automatic: a robot pilot|
|3.||a person who works or behaves like a machine; automaton|
|4.||(South African) a set of traffic lights|
|[C20: (used in R.U.R., a play by Karel |
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.
|robot (rō'bŏt') Pronunciation Key
A machine designed to replace human beings in performing a variety of tasks, either on command or by being programmed in advance.