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artificial intelligence

artificial intelligence  

The theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between ...
automation

automation  

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Overview Page
Subject:
History
The use of automatic machinery and systems, particularly those manufacturing or data‐processing systems which require little or no human intervention in their normal operation. During the 19th ...
machine tools

machine tools  

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Overview Page
Power-driven machines for cutting and shaping metal and other materials. Shaping may be accomplished in several ways, including shearing, pressing, rolling, and cutting away excess material using ...
mass production

mass production  

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History
Production on a large scale, using mechanized methods to produce standardized goods. This is contrasted with handicraft production, which turns out non-standardized products.
robot

robot   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
57 words

any device for performing computational or physical tasks automatically. For example, in computing, a robot is a program that trawls

robot

robot   Quick reference

World Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
39 words

Automated machine used to carry out various tasks. Robots are often computer-controlled, the most common type having a single

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