from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A plural of automaton.
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- n. Plural form of automaton.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Plural of automaton.
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For a while, I thought I might find a way to represent an evolutionary process in automata-theoretic terms.
An automata is a self-moving machine, and so is a computer.
Great whitepaper explaining the visceral reaction we have to certain automata and movie monsters.
Father of The Robots Born Today imageJacques de Vaucanson Feb. 24, 1709 - Nov. 21, 1782 was the French inventor of 'automata' - robot devices of later significance for modern industry.
Father of 'Automata' Born This Day imageJacques de Vaucanson Feb. 24, 1709 - Nov. 21, 1782 was the French inventor of 'automata' - robot devices of later significance for modern industry.
… I discovered that MÃ©liÃ¨s had a collection of mechanical, wind-up figures called automata that were donated to a museum, but which were later destroyed and thrown away.
Albin is a City University of New York economist who has built the ideas underlying Life—called automata theory—into a mathematics capable of dealing with the trickiest dimension in economics, that of complexity.
Thank goodness for racehorses, fascinating clockwork driven costumed "automata" figures, an antique "wheel of fortune," Ms. Pacman and a pinball machine I designed for him with the names, locations and voices from the many television shows he produced.
As for the classics: his Eol and Zoilus ought to be Aeolus and Zoïlus; and his "automatons and homunculi" ought to be "automata," etc.
But as soon as we are told that the evil in these "automata" of mankind, being, as it is, a necessary condition of this world which God has called into being, is yet infinitely detestable to