Glossary of Robot Terms - A
- Actuator - an electric, pneumatic, or hydraulic motor that translates control signals into mechanical movement.
- Aerobot - a robot capable of independent flight on other planets.
- Android - a humanoid robot.
- Arduino - a type of open source single-board microcontroller.
- Artificial intelligence - the intelligence of machines and the branch of computer science that aims to create it.
- Automaton - an early self-operating robot, performing exactly the same actions, over and over.
- Autonomous vehicle - a vehicle equipped with an autopilot system, which is capable of driving from one point to another without input from a human operator.