a robot; a robotic device
Across the board stood a beautifully machined robotic. The man reached out a hand, thoughtfully played his knight. The robotic clicked and chuckled. It moved a pawn.
Time Quarry in Galaxy Science Fiction Oct. 18/1
The floating robotic preceded Leydon down a narrow aisle.
Minority Decision in Future Science Fiction (UK ed.) Apr. 44/1
I set the quadpod close to Rasmussen, lifted the robotic into position, and threw the switches to maximum.
Hunt the Hog of Joe in Infinity Science Fiction Feb. 27/1
The robotic suddenly came into view from behind the rubble of a collapsed building next to him. He could tell it was an outdated Warrior Class model.
Pilgrim in Absolute Magnitude Summer 55/2
any evidence 1950
Research HistoryThe OED has a 1951 cite from Clifford Simak's "Time and Again"; Jesse Sheidlower converted it to its original magazine appearance in Galaxy.
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