Tag Archives: robotics

the word is: automaton (don’t become one!)


Definition: (noun) A mechanical figure or contrivance constructed to act as if by its own motive power.
Synonyms: robot
Usage: The automaton was considered a feat of engineering until it broke down on its second day of operation. Discuss.
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Can Robots Learn to be More Human?

Robotics expert and National Geographic Emerging Explorer Chad Jenkins says that coming breakthroughs in robotics will soon make robots a bigger part of everyday life, helping us perform more tasks in our homes and workplaces.

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