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Roboticist  
  A person who creates or works with robots.  

As far as I know, there is no earlier use of this word in sf.

During the past week, although Robot AL-76 had dropped from sight completely, reports had flooded in from all over the Union as to the robot's whereabouts. As many as fourteen a day came-usually from fourteen different states. Tobe was almighty tired of it, to say nothing of being half crazy on general principles. There was even talk of a Congressional investigation, though every reputable roboticist and mathematical physicist on Earth swore the robot was harmless.
From Robot AL-76 Goes Astray, by Isaac Asimov.
Published by Ziff-Davis in 1941
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