the use of electronic mechanisms in puppets, dolls, and other figures, for the purpose of simulating lifelike motion
Origin of animatronicsshortened ; from Audio-Animatronics, service mark for a type of entertainment using robotics in this way; probably ; from blend of animation and amp; electronics
noun(used with a sing. verb)
The technology employing electronics to animate motorized puppets.
Origin of animatronicsanima(tion) + (elec)tronics.