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1. A mechanical device that sometimes resembles a human and is capable of performing a variety of often complex human tasks on command or by being programmed in advance.
2. A machine or device that operates automatically or by remote control.
3. A person who works mechanically without original thought, especially one who responds automatically to the commands of others.
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He is a little humanoid robot, just 38cm tall, weighing 3.
Sporns uses robots to study how body structure influences the data that a machine or organism gathers about its environment.
Pneumatic traverse robots provide cost-effective, reliable and flexible part and sprue removal for two- and three-plate molds on 50- to 500-ton machines.
Soccer mania While some robots were navigating the rescue course, others were competing in soccer matches.
Once the robot has removed the casting, it holds it up to an inspection station fitted with sensors to check whether the part is complete.
Are "Spirit" and "Opportunity" fully autonomous robots on Mars or merely fancy remote-controlled cars?
The revolt of the robots is usually told as a cautionary tale about the dangers of modern science, reminding us of the unintended consequences of all our clever inventions.
But many people raise concerns about using robots as soldiers.
But there are hundreds of other types of online robots beyond conversational robots.