Learn English – Word for ascribing computer-like mentality to humans/animals? (opposite of anthropomorphize)


I've been learning about the work of Buckminster Fuller and those he influenced, and at some points it seems like they simplify what causes people and animals to act the way they do to that of robots/computers. It feels almost like different (kind of opposite) version of anthropomorphism.

I'd be greatful for any ideas!

Sample Sentence:

"When he simplified individuals into the mechanical parts of a universal system, Bucky seemed to [blank] them."

Best Answer

robotize - to turn a human being into a robot

I wasn't even aware it was an "official" word, but it's listed by Merriam Webster.