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Robot vs. Animatronics

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Robotnoun

A machine built to carry out some complex task or group of tasks by physically moving, especially one which can be programmed.

Animatronicsnoun

A form of robotics used to create robots that produce preset moves and prerecorded sounds.

Robotnoun

An intelligent mechanical being designed to look like a human or other creature, and usually made from metal.

Animatronicsnoun

the construction of robots to look like animals (developed for Disneyland)

Robotnoun

(figuratively) A person who does not seem to have any emotions.

Animatronics

Animatronics refers to mechatronic puppets. They are a modern variant of the automaton and are often used for the portrayal of characters in films and in theme park attractions.

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Robotnoun

(South Africa) A traffic light (from earlier robot policeman).

Robotnoun

(surveying) A theodolite which follows the movements of a prism and can be used by a one-man crew.

Robotnoun

(dance) A style of dance popular in disco in which the dancer imitates the stiff movements of a stereotypical android robot.

Robotnoun

a mechanism that can move automatically

Robotnoun

(especially in science fiction) a machine resembling a human being and able to replicate certain human movements and functions automatically

‘a sci-fi movie about time-travelling killer robots’; ‘the robot closed the door behind us’;

Robotnoun

a machine capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically, especially one programmable by a computer

‘a robot arm’; ‘half of all American robots are making cars or trucks’;

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Robotnoun

a person who behaves in a mechanical or unemotional manner

‘public servants are not expected to be mindless robots’;

Robotnoun

another term for crawler

Robotnoun

a set of automatic traffic lights

‘waiting at a robot I caught the eye of a young woman’;

Robot

A robot is a machine—especially one programmable by a computer—capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically. A robot can be guided by an external control device, or the control may be embedded within.

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