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 electronics
nounused with a sing. verb
The technology employing electronics to animate motorized puppets.
Origin of animatronicsanima(tion) (elec)tronics