05 | Robotics

Today you will learn 5 new English words related to "Robotics"

TODAY’S TOPIC: “Robotics”

“Robotics” is a compelling subject for you as an ESL learner to study and comprehend due to its combination of technology, innovation, and language. As the field of robotics is broad, learners gain insights into science, engineering, and problem-solving, all the while enhancing their knowledge base. Today’s vocabulary words will enhance your language skills and enable you to engage in meaningful conversations about “robotics”. So, Let’s jump right in!


1 | Kinematics

  • Part of speech: Noun

  • Definition: The study of motion, including the patterns and trajectories of objects, without considering the forces causing the motion.

  • Example Sentences:

    1. Engineers use kinematics to design robots with precise and efficient movements.

    2. Understanding the kinematics of robotic arms is crucial for programming accurate tasks.

    3. The robot's kinematics allowed it to navigate tight spaces with agility.

2 | Haptic

  • Part of speech: Adjective

  • Definition: Relating to the sense of touch, particularly in the context of technology that provides tactile feedback.

  • Example Sentences:

    1. Haptic feedback in robotic surgery systems allows surgeons to feel resistance during delicate procedures.

    2. Virtual reality applications often incorporate haptic sensations to enhance the user experience.

    3. The robot's haptic sensors enabled it to distinguish between different textures.

3 | Algorithm

  • Part of speech: Noun

  • Definition: A step-by-step procedure or set of rules designed to solve a specific problem or perform a particular task.

  • Example Sentences:

    1. Robotic vacuum cleaners use algorithms to navigate and efficiently clean a given space.

    2. Programmers develop algorithms to control the movements of walking robots.

    3. Machine learning relies on sophisticated algorithms to enable robots to adapt and learn from their environment.

4 | Lidar

  • Part of speech: Noun

  • Definition: Light Detection and Ranging; a remote sensing technology that uses laser light to measure distances and generate precise, detailed maps.

  • Example Sentences:

    1. Autonomous vehicles use lidar to create real-time 3D maps of their surroundings for navigation.

    2. In robotics, lidar sensors help robots avoid obstacles and navigate complex environments.

    3. The drone's lidar system allowed it to accurately measure distances during its surveying mission.

5 | Dexterity

  • Part of speech: Noun

  • Definition: Skillful use of the hands or body, particularly in performing tasks that require fine motor skills.

  • Example Sentences:

    1. Robotic hands with high dexterity can perform intricate tasks such as assembling small electronic components.

    2. The surgeon's robotic assistant demonstrated remarkable dexterity during the delicate surgery.

    3. Programming a robot for dexterity is crucial when it comes to tasks that demand precision and accuracy.


Robotics is a field that brings together different technologies to make smart machines. These machines need to be good at delicate tasks, this is called dexterity. Robotic machines sometimes use lidar, a tech that measures distances using lasers, to understand their surroundings. Algorithms act as the robot’s brain, guiding them in what to do step by step. Haptic feedback helps robots feel things, and kinematics makes sure they move just right. All of these things work together to make a robot, well, a robot. You see, robotics is about making machines that can do human-like tasks with skill, and these technologies are set in place so that we can see their environment, make sure they follow instructions, and are moving accurately.

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