Derived from the Czech word for work, a machine built to resemble a human in behavior, intelligence and sometimes also in appearance. Successful robots tend to be limited to particular functions, like automatic pilots for routine flights of an airplane or machines on an assembly line replacing human operators. (Krippendorff )
(1) A device that responds to sensory input. See under robotics. (2) A program that runs automatically without human intervention. Typically, a robot is endowed with some artificial intelligence so that it can react to different situations it may encounter. Two common types of robots are agents and spiders.
A software robot that serves a search engine by exploring the net,collecting web page addresses and page contents,and following links from them to other addresses to collect still more web information.Also known as a worm or crawler.
Microsoft Windows Task List Programs Glossary by SRP
Remind.exe (Storm Technology ?? and others ?) We have never come across this background task ourselves. All the research on it was done by AnswersThatWork users. This is a Registration Reminder task. It is present with the same display-name/program-file combination in a number of products; examples : Storm EasyPhoto software that comes with the Storm Technology scanners, Sidekick 95, and probably others. Recommendation : As with all registration reminders that needlessly clutter the Task List, our recommendation is that you delete it with Starter.
Robot Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
A robot is an automatic mechanical device often resembling a human or animal. Modern robots are usually an electro-mechanical machine guided by a computer program or electronic circuitry. Robots can be autonomous or semi-autonomous and range from humanoids such as Honda's Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility (ASIMO) and TOSY's TOSY Ping Pong Playing Robot (TOPIO) to industrial robots, collectively programmed swarm robots, and even microscopic nano robots. By mimicking a lifelike appearance or automating movements, a robot may convey a sense of intelligence or thought of its own.