a scientist or engineer who studies or works with robots
There was even talk of a Congressional investigation, though every reputable Roboticist and Mathematical Physicist on Earth swore the robot was harmless.
Nor, for that matter, had he any inkling of the fact that half a dozen roboticists, under the leadership of Sam Tobe, were smoking down the highway from Petersboro at better than a hundred and twenty miles an hour—for the sole purpose of having the pleasure and honor of his acquaintance.
Slowly, the roboticist’s finger touched a knob and the wall illuminators glowed to gentle life.
To dispense with further description, they were indestructible, and so impressively powerful that they were the only robots ever built on whom the roboticists of the corporation had never quite had the nerve to pin a serial-number nickname.
Those alterations were made by roboticists from the Ministry of Security; they were installing an adaptation of a device used in the criminalistics-labs, to insure more uniform measurements.
Opposing the Roboticists are the Biofundamentalists, conservatives who feel that robot intelligence is an abomination. Roboticist Jonathan Durant is killed in a fight with the Bioeffers, and all that is left of him is an imperfect robot copy.
There are more women roboticists than you might think. Many of them came out of MIT.
Isaac Asimov, "Robot AL-76 Goes Astray", in Amazing Stories
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