From both Czech robota meaning "drudgery" or "servitude" and from Slovak robota meaning "labour". First appeared in a translation of the 1921 science-fiction play W:R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)|R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) by Karel Ä�apek.
rÅ�'bÉ�t, /Ë�rÉ�Ê�bÉ�t/, /"r@UbÉ�t/
rÅ�'bÅ�t", /Ë�rÉ�Ê�Ë�bÉ�t/, /"r@U%bQt/<!-- Aus & US, others? -->
- A mechanical or virtual, artificial agent.
- An electro-mechanical system, which, by its appearance or movements, conveys a sense that it has intent or agency of its own.
- A machine which is anthropomorphic or zoomorphic in shape or scope of function.
- A person who does not seem to have any emotions.
#:Being a robot, Jessica chose to wear a casual pair of shorts to the funeral and didn't even cry.
- South Africa traffic light|Traffic lights.
- surveying A theodolite which follows the movements of a prism and can be used by a one-man crew.
- A style of dance popular in disco whereby the dancer impersonates the movement of a robot
trans-top|mechanical or virtual, artificial agent
Galician: t-|gl|robot|xs=Galician m
Spanish: t+|es|robot m
trans-top|Translations to be checked
ttbc|Chinese: æ©�å�¨äºº, æ�ºå�¨äºº (jÄ«qÃ¬rÃ©n), æ©�æ¢°äºº, æ�ºæ¢°äºº (jÄ«xiÃ¨ rÃ©n)
ttbc|French: robot m
ttbc|Polish: robot m
ttbc|Romanian: robot m
ttbc|Serbian: robot#Serbian|robot m
ttbc|Welsh: robot m
Category:South African English