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A robot is a machine, especially a programmable one, that's capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically. A robot can be guided by external control devices or the control can be embedded within. Robots constructed to evoke a human form are called androids, but most robots are simple task-performing machines, designed with pure utility in mind, rather than aesthetics.

Robotics is the branch of science that deals with the construction and control of robots, including computer systems for sensory feedback and information processing. Many of today's robots are becoming inspired by nature, which has lead to a newer branch of robotics: soft robotics.