I have a technical documentation where robots are working together in a team. They are referred to as participants (lower case!). Is this correct in English? How should it be called? (field bus) devices?
I think a participant has to be a person. This is also what a dictionaries say.
noun [ C ] us /pɑrˈtɪs·ə·pənt/
a person who takes part in or becomes involved in a particular activity: