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  3  definitions  found 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  mechanism  that  can  move  automatically  [syn:  {automaton},  {golem}] 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
  robot  n.  See  {bot}. 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  1.    A  mechanical  device  for  performing  a  task  which 
  might  otherwise  be  done  by  a  human,  e.g.  spraying  paint  on 
  See  also  {cybernetics}. 
  2.    An  {IRC}  or  {MUD}  user  who  is  actually  a  program. 
  On  IRC,  typically  the  robot  provides  some  useful  service. 
  Examples  are  {NickServ},  which  tries  to  prevent  random  users 
  from  adopting  {nick}s  already  claimed  by  others  and  MsgServ 
  which  allows  one  to  send  {asynchronous}  messages  to  be 
  delivered  when  the  recipient  signs  on  Also  common  are 
  "annoybots",  such  as  KissServ  which  perform  no  useful 
  function  except  to  send  cute  messages  to  other  people. 
  Service  robots  are  less  common  on  {MUD}s;  but  some  others 
  such  as  the  Julia"  robot  active  in  1990--91,  have  been 
  remarkably  impressive  {Turing  test}  experiments,  able  to  pass 
  as  human  for  as  long  as  ten  or  fifteen  minutes  of 
  3.    {spider}. 
  [{Jargon  File}] 

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