• A mechanical device with an incorporated computer, that is able to perform programmed tasks and which may or may not be autonomous. Robots can be equipped to detect environmental conditions and to react to them. They have many applications, and are most often used in assembly or manufacturing, being able to work with precision for very extended periods of time. In addition, the complexity of a given task, its repetitiveness, or the conditions under which it is done, can far exceed that which any human could duplicate. common elements which compose a robot are a controller and manipulators.
  • A program which performs tasks, especially repetitive ones, over networks such as the Internet. Searching Websites and organizing the located information is an example of a typical task for a bot program called spider. More commonly known as bot.

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