Coined by Isaac Asimov in 1940. robot + -ic + -ist. Coined in his short story "Robbie" (initially published under the title "Strange Playfellow").
roboticist (plural roboticists)
- One who conceptualizes, designs, builds, programs, and experiments with robots.
- Jeff Prucher, editor (2007), “roboticist”, in Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction, Oxford, Oxfordshire; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 165.
- Jesse Sheidlower, editor (2001–2022), “roboticist n.”, in Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction.