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A

AGV
automated guided vehicle
anthrobot
a robot which resembles or functions like humans
artificial intelligence
the ability to make decisions similar to humans
automated/automation
the ability or device which performs a duty without continual input from an operator
autonomous robots
a robot that can perform on its own without continual input from an operator

C

computer programming
the input that tells a computer what actions to perform – a type of language
cyborg
a person who uses a mechanical device to help them perform their basic bodily functions

D

design
a written or drawn plan

E

educational robots
robots used for a school or teaching experience
electronic
using electricity to run
engineer
a person who designs useful objects or invention

H

humanoid
like a human

I

industrial
used in the business of making or creating things
interaction
things that work together have interaction

M

machine
a device that changes force or motion
mechanics
the science of machines
microprocessor
a small circuit that performs like a computer
mobile robots
a remote control robot for going to places that humans cannot

N

nanorobot
also nanobot – microscopic robot

P

Pleo
a robotic dinosaur made to look and act like a week-old baby Camarasaurus from the Jurassic period
pneumatic
uses ari, gases, or wind

R

robot
a machine that does routine tasks
robotics
related to a robot

S

sensor
a device sensitive to input similar to the way our body responds to our senses
sentient
when a being has personal knowledge that they exist

T

tech
slang for technology, technician, or technical
technology
the science of creating tools, inventions, materials, etc

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