Animatronics meaning

ănə-mə-trŏnĭks
The technology employing electronics to animate motorized puppets.
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The use of electronic mechanisms in puppets, dolls, and other figures, for the purpose of simulating lifelike motion.
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A form of robotics used to create robots that produce preset moves and prerecorded sounds.
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Origin of animatronics

  • anima(tion) (elec)tronics

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Blend of animation and electronics, from the Disney trademark "Audio-Animatronics".

    From Wiktionary