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What makes a machine a robot?

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May 25, 2011 1:59AM

A robot is designed to automatically or remotely manipulate an

object or objects by mimicking a human movement. The robot is

either built to be stronger, less susceptible to damage, steadier,

or built to withstand tedious repetition.

In simple terms a machine has moving parts that redirects energy

like a car or pinball game. A robot is a specific type of machine

designed to manipulate its environment on its own. Machines should

not be confused with electronics like computers which have no

moving parts but in common usage are considered machines because

electronics often have internal machinery and vice versa.

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