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From both Czech robota meaning "drudgery" or "servitude" and from Slovak robota meaning "labour". First appeared in a translation of the 1921 science-fiction play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) by Karel Čapek.
- A mechanical or virtual, artificial agent.
- An electro-mechanical system, which, by its appearance or movements, conveys a sense that it has intent or agency of its own.
- A machine which is anthropomorphic or zoomorphic in shape or scope of function.
- A person who does not seem to have any emotions.
- Being a robot, Jessica chose to wear a casual pair of shorts to the funeral and didn't even cry.
- (South Africa) Traffic lights.
- (surveying) A theodolite which follows the movements of a prism and can be used by a one-man crew.
- A style of dance popular in disco whereby the dancer impersonates the movement of a robot
Nounrobot m. (plural robots)
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