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"I've been very obsessive about writing science fiction for far too many years. Anyone with an ounce of sense would have given up years ago."
- Charles Stross

Robotics  
  The engineering field encompassing the creation and maintenance of robots.  

The first use of this word in science fiction.

Weíve produced a positronic brain of supposedly ordinary vintage thatís got the remarkable property of being able to tune in on thought waves. It would mark the most important advance in robotics in decades, if we knew how it happened. We donít, and we have to find out.
From Liar, by Isaac Asimov.
Published by Astounding Science Fiction in 1941
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See also the entry for positronic brain.

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