1) ADJ: ADJ n Robotic equipment can perform certain tasks automatically.

Astronaut Pierre Thuot tried to latch the 15-foot robotic arm onto the satellite.

2) ADJ-GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as robotic, you mean that they speak or move in a stiff and mechanical way like a robot.

There is something a little robotic about him.

English dictionary. 2008.

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