Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

A robot.A robot may refer to any of the following:

1. Robot is a term coined by Karel Capek in the 1921 play RUR (Rossum's Universal Robots). It is used to describe a computerized machine designed to respond to input received manually or from its surroundings. Today, robots are commonly used to perform repetitive and often difficult tasks, such as building cars or computer equipment. Those interested in robots often enter the field of robotics that deal with everything that goes into making a robot.

2. The term robot is also used to describe a software program designed to perform tasks automatically.

3. On the Internet, a web robot or robot describes a spider.

4. Robot is another way of describing bots.

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