robotics

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Coined by Isaac Asimov robot +‎ -ics by comparison to "physics ... hydraulics, celestial mechanics, and so on" [1] in his 1941 short story Liar!.

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  • enPR: rō-bŏt′iks
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɹəʊˈbɒt.ɪks/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɹoʊˈbɑt.ɪks/ [ɹoʊˈbɑɾɪks]

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robotics ‎(uncountable)

  1. The science and technology of robots, their design, manufacture, and application
    • 1941 May, Asimov, Isaac, “Liar!”, in Astounding Science-Fiction, volume 27, number 3, page 53:
      There's irony in three of the greatest experts in robotics in the world falling into the same elementary trap, isn't there?

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