Glossary Term: Robotics

Robotics is the intersection of mechanical or electrical engineering and computer science used to design, construct, operate, and use robots. Robotics includes computer systems for control, sensory feedback, and information processing.

A robot is a programmable, multifunctional machine designed to move materials or parts, or specialized devices through various motions for the performance of a task.

Robots differ from machines as they contain sets of codes allowing for the autonomous completion of tasks. The code used in the programming of robots allows them to know when and how to carry out a task.

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