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Domotics = Domus + Informatics? Are you sure it's not Domestic + Robotics? --Ardonik 08:30, Aug 10, 2004 (UTC)

Domestic+robotics are domestic robots. When the robots are microbots, appear [domobot]]s.Mac 08:57, 12 Aug 2004 (UTC)
Both [1] and [2] define it as domus + informatics. --Mumblingmynah 08:15, 5 September 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I have been a long time buyer/user of home automation, since the 70's, and have never heard this term. I might suggest "domotics" as a separate interesting entry of some specific academic (or ?) element of home automation, but, at face value, distracting from the basic reality of what home automation is.

It would seem to be valuable, rather, to use the home automation entry to describe what it is, etc., for example, for people that actually want to install/use.

I lend my voice to the above comment. While "Domotics" does seem a nobel attempt to create a grand new term, it is some what alienating to home owners, read normal people.

--Dfa881 10:17, 1 September 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There is an comon error when analysing the tern "Domotics": it is not Domus + Robotics but "Domus + Automatic". It actualy comes from the latin Domus + the french Automatique.

I see no reason to restrict the term DOMOTICS to home automation or to home only. The term should be used to a broader class that includes all habitable places like offices, spacestations, submarines, etc. The reason is simple: automation in domotics sense is to provide among other things confort, security, communication, supervison and control of energy supplies and demands, considering people living around or inside! The association of the term domotics with home automation comes mainly from comercial interests.

Like many things in the robotics field, there is no one right answer that will satisfy everyone. Since Wikipedia is supposed to be an encylopedia, the word itself must first be defined. No matter what the actual history of "domotics" is, a quick search shows that "dom" and "domo" whether from Latin or Greek roots, means both "home" (domicile), and "to tame" (domesticate) among other related meanings. The second half of domotics, whether it includes the "o" or not (otics, or just tics) is less clear but if it relates to "automatic" and "robotic" doesn't really matter since "automatic" and "robotic" mean about the same thing in this instance. For this reason I suggest that domotics means "automatic house" or "robotic house" and nothing beyond that. I agree with the suggestion on the Home automation article. These should all be merged into one article under the Home automation heading. Takeitupalevel 03:30, 5 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please read the article and references as it is today. --Kiaitutoi (talk) 08:02, 26 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Merged reasoning.[edit]

Merge discussion stalled in 2007. The Home automation article already uses Domotics as an alternative name. Was considering a simple redirect, but additional information from this article now included there. See Consensus reached at Talk:Home automation#Domotics merger in 2007 Haruth (talk) 20:47, 5 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The merge was reversed without explanation. --Kvng (talk) 16:54, 25 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

We can't merge 2 things that are so different (my point of view). If you merged, it was just because nobody had written Domotics article. I did it... --Kiaitutoi (talk) 07:57, 26 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please discuss this at Talk:Home automation#Domotics merger. --Kvng (talk) 20:06, 26 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

{{db|Domotics appears to be the name of a British corporation.}}[edit]

Searching Google for Domotics brings up the website of what appears to be a British corporation, hence this is commercial advertising as the term is otherwise little attested.— Robert Greer (talk) 13:13, 24 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]