One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Designating a robot or piece of robotic equipment that is operated by remote control and provides the user with continuous sensory feedback, typically in the form of images and sound, during operation; of or relating to the technology involved in robotic equipment of this type.
2Designating a process or activity performed by a robot or piece of robotic equipment that is operated by remote control.
1970s. From tele- + robotic, after telerobot.
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