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From the Ted Talk "Vijay Kumar: Robots that fly ... and cooperate"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

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Open Cloze

So I want change gears. So one of the disadvantages of these small robots is its size. And I told you earlier that we may want to employ ____ and lots of robots to overcome the limitations of size. So one __________ is: How do you coordinate lots of these robots? And so here, we ______ to nature. So I want to show you a clip of Aphaenogaster desert ants, in _________ _______ Pratt's lab, carrying an object. So this is actually a piece of fig. Actually you take any object coated with fig juice, and the ants will carry it back to the nest. So these ____ don't have any _______ coordinator. They sense their neighbors. There's no explicit communication. But because they sense the neighbors and because they sense the ______, they have implicit coordination across the group.

Solution

  1. central
  2. lots
  3. professor
  4. object
  5. ants
  6. looked
  7. difficulty
  8. stephen

Original Text

So I want change gears. So one of the disadvantages of these small robots is its size. And I told you earlier that we may want to employ lots and lots of robots to overcome the limitations of size. So one difficulty is: How do you coordinate lots of these robots? And so here, we looked to nature. So I want to show you a clip of Aphaenogaster desert ants, in Professor Stephen Pratt's lab, carrying an object. So this is actually a piece of fig. Actually you take any object coated with fig juice, and the ants will carry it back to the nest. So these ants don't have any central coordinator. They sense their neighbors. There's no explicit communication. But because they sense the neighbors and because they sense the object, they have implicit coordination across the group.

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collocation frequency
dimensional space 5
minimum snap 3

Important Words

  1. ants
  2. aphaenogaster
  3. carry
  4. carrying
  5. central
  6. change
  7. clip
  8. coated
  9. communication
  10. coordinate
  11. coordination
  12. coordinator
  13. desert
  14. difficulty
  15. disadvantages
  16. earlier
  17. employ
  18. explicit
  19. fig
  20. gears
  21. group
  22. implicit
  23. juice
  24. lab
  25. limitations
  26. looked
  27. lots
  28. nature
  29. neighbors
  30. nest
  31. object
  32. overcome
  33. piece
  34. professor
  35. robots
  36. sense
  37. show
  38. size
  39. small
  40. stephen
  41. told