noun (used with a singular verb)

  1. the use of computer-controlled robots to perform manual tasks, especially on an assembly line.

noun (functioning as singular)

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

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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