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animatronics (an" uh muh TRAHN iks) (pl) (noun) (a plural used as a singular)
The use of computer technology and a form of radio control to give life to puppets or other non-living, lifeless, or inanimate forms: One application of animatronics
is to operate robots; especially, for use in films or other kinds of entertainment.
Jackie was fascinated by animatronics when she visited the film museum where there was a live presentation which showed the visitors how it worked to vitalize wooden figures on the stage.
The term animatronics is a blend of the words "animated" and "electronics".