preprogrammed robot

preprogrammed robot

[¦prē′prō‚gramd ′rō‚bät]
(control systems)
A robot that cannot adapt itself to the task it is carrying out, and must follow a built-in program. Also known as sequence robot.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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