Instructable technology, robotics, programming and other systems that can be intuitively modified. The word itself has yet to be included in the websters/cambride/oxford dictionary but at the very least on a scholarly level its been used at an increasing rate in books since about the 1970's. I believe its soon going to be a colloquial term, considering how quickly technology is progressing. https://books.google.com/ngrams/gra...url=t1;,instructable;,c0#t1;,instructable;,c0 Not to be confused with "instructables" which is a DIY term, related to the website instructables.com . I think a big part of the search metrics on the word is related to this similarity however, the word itself has been used in academic literature for decades. https://scholar.google.ca/scholar?hl=en&q=instructable+&btnG=&as_sdt=1,5&as_sdtp= I'd be happy to hear whatever the community has to say.