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robot : a mechanism guided by automatic controls — Webster

FOLDOC: Free Online Dictionary of Computing, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary


Roget’s II (, Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords


Learn About Robot: Glossary


Robot is a mechanical intelligent agent which can perform tasks on its own, or with guidance. In practice a robot is usually an electro-mechanical machine which is guided by computer and electronic programming. Robots can be autonomous or semi-autonomous and come in those two basic types: those which are used for research into human-like systems, such as ASIMO and TOPIO, as well as those into more defined and specific roles, such as Nano robots and Swarm robots; and helper robots which are used to make or move things or perform menial or dangerous tasks, such as Industrial robots or mobile or servicing robots. Another common characteristic is that, by its appearance or movements, a robot often conveys a sense that it has intent or agency of its own. — Wikipedia

Encyclopædia Britannica


Outline of Robotics (Wikipedia)





Robot Gallery (
Celebrity robots (Alli Knothe,
History of robots (Wikipedia)


Robots Exhibit (Science Museum, UK)

Robots and Beyond: Exploring Artificial Intelligence at MIT (MIT Museum)


WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library




OER Commons: Open Educational Resources





Science Daily, MIT Robotics,, NPR Archives




US Robotics Research Programs (DARPA)
Engineering Humans for War (Annie Jacobsen, The Atlantic)



Origin and Develoopment of Robotic Art (Eduardo Kac)
Robotic Art (Wikipedia)


OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form


Song Lyrics


The future of robotics: 10 predictions for 2017 and beyond (Bob Violino, ZDNet)
Rise of the Machines: The Future has Lots of Robots, Few Jobs for Humans (Wired)



Robotics Research News -- ScienceDaily Robots and Artificial Intelligence. From babybots to surprisingly accomplished robots, read all the latest news and research in robotics here.

  • Artificial intelligence puts focus on the life of...
    on January 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Scientists are combining artificial intelligence and advanced computer technology with biological know how to identify insects with supernatural speed. This opens up new possibilities for describing unknown species and for tracking the life of insects across space and time.

  • Tweaking AI software to function like a human...
    on January 12, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    Computer-based artificial intelligence can function more like human intelligence when programmed to use a much faster technique for learning new objects, say two neuroscientists who designed such a model that was designed to mirror human visual learning.

  • Using light to revolutionize artificial...
    on January 11, 2021 at 6:58 pm

    An international team of researchers, including Professor Roberto Morandotti of the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), just introduced a new photonic processor that could revolutionize artificial intelligence, as reported by the prestigious journal Nature.

  • Computer scientists: We wouldn't be able to...
    on January 11, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    We are fascinated by machines that can control cars, compose symphonies, or defeat people at chess, Go, or Jeopardy! While more progress is being made all the time in Artificial Intelligence (AI), some scientists and philosophers warn of the dangers of an uncontrollable superintelligent AI. Using theoretical calculations, an international team of researchers shows that it would likely not be possible to control a superintelligent AI.

  • Robot displays a glimmer of empathy to a partner...
    on January 11, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    Like a longtime couple who can predict each other's every move, a new robot has learned to predict its partner robot's future actions and goals based on just a few initial video frames. The study is part of a broader effort to endow robots with the ability to understand and anticipate the goals of other robots, purely from visual observations.