This is a discussion on What are bots in poker within the online poker forums, in the Online Poker section; Iíve heard the term Ďbotsí multiple times, but Iím having trouble understanding what it is and how does it get into a room and play.
A bot is software, which can do tasks on their own. In case of poker, it can play online poker on its own, some better than others. The "owner" of the bot hopes it will generate profit for him, without having to play himself. Generally, bots in poker are nothing to be afraid of, since No Limit Hold'em hasn't been solved yet.
They are programs that take the place of a player and from what I understand is that they play based on probabilities and percentages already programmed based on several possible situations, more than that I honestly do not understand, but I will read the link they offer in the comment of above to understand more about bots