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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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robotro‧bot /ˈrəʊbɒt $ ˈroʊbɑːt, -bət/ ●●○ noun [countable]  TMACHINEa machine that can move and do some of the work of a person, and is usually controlled by a computer cars built by robots
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robotAn animal is made A robot can do many different things from taking care of a baby to building a spaceship.It expects to sell, in two or three years, intelligent robots capable of limited judgement.assembly line robotsEmerging from Pathfinder will be a 45-pound, solar-powered robot rover called Sojourner.One astronaut used the space shuttle's robot arm to pick up an 1800-pound satellite from space.Brooks has another small robot in mind that lives in the corner of your living room or under the sofa.In this game, you must save the people from the robots.Costs were increased; the quality of the robots went down; and delivery of the machines was disrupted.Just watch out: the robots take no prisoners.With the flick of a switch, the robot picks up the bomb, carries it away from buildings, and blows it up.Without the robots the company could not have coped with the Ford contract.
From Longman Business Dictionaryrobotro‧bot /ˈrəʊbɒtˈroʊbɑːt, -bət/ noun [countable]MANUFACTURING a machine used in a manufacturing process that can move and do some of the work of a personRobots fulfil many dull and tedious jobs on the production line.robotics noun [uncountable]developments in industrial robotics
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