Robots, Robotic Topics, and Robot References +

(background information about robots and applicable robotic terms)

New “robot” words have come into existence and are continually being created.

robot programming language
Any computer language that can be used to send instructions to or to control a robot.
robot system
A group of devices that form a network to control the work of a robot.
robotic surgical hands
Robotic surgery is the performance of operative procedures with the assistance of robotic technology. It allows great precision and is used for remote-control and minimally invasive procedures.

Current systems consist of computer-controlled electromechanical devices that work in response to controls manipulated by the surgeon.

"This makes them ideal for operating on subcellular structures; such as, the axon, the long tail by which a neuron sends information to its neighbors and which are far too small for even the finest robotic surgical hands to maneuver."

A specialist in robots or robotics.
1. Robots can be developed that will see and hear for humans; for example, an unmanned mission to Mars could include a "smart" robot, which would be intelligent enough to "know" that it had to stop at the edge of a cliff; without any input from humans.

Other such robots can eventually be programmed and used in assembly plants to manipulate objects and make specific decisions.

2. The development of the hardware and software that produces a device which can move and to react to sensory input.
3. The engineering science and technology of robots, and their design, manufacture, applications, and structural dispositions which are related to electronics, mechanics, and software.
4. The branch of industrial engineering that deals with the design, manufacture, operation, and use of programmable multifunction machines, or industrial robots.

Most robots are used to do repetitious jobs in factories, to collect data under conditions that would be hazardous to humans, or to perform high-precision tasks.

robotize (verb), robotizes; robotized; robotizing
1. To make automatic: Industries that robotize tend to increase manufacturing output without increases in wages, and they can have dire consequences for human workers because they are less expensive to have and they perform efficiently on a regular basis over long periods of time.
2. To cause someone to become mechanical and controllable: When people are robotized, they no longer have the capacity to deviate from actions that have been installed in them.
3. Etymology: from Czech robota, "work, forced labor, drudgery" + -ize from Latin izare, "to make."
To make a person behave like a robot.
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symbot, symbiotic robot
Functioning with artificial symbiosis of live microbial parts and the artificial mechatronic elements.
The area of robotics that is concerned with the control of robots from a distance.

Originally from a Czech word robota, "force work", here is a link explaining the origins and modern applications of robots and robotics, words which have resulted in explanations about the manufacturing of devices that are capable of doing work ordinarily done by human beings.