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" I sometimes suspect that we're seeing something in the Internet as significant as the birth of cities. It's really something new, it's a new kind of civilization."
- William Gibson

Robotics  
  The engineering field encompassing the creation and maintenance of robots.  

The first use of this word in science fiction.

Weíve produced a positronic brain of supposedly ordinary vintage thatís got the remarkable property of being able to tune in on thought waves. It would mark the most important advance in robotics in decades, if we knew how it happened. We donít, and we have to find out.
From Liar, by Isaac Asimov.
Published by Astounding Science Fiction in 1941
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See also the entry for positronic brain.

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