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From the Ted Talk "Guy Hoffman: Robots with "soul""

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Thanks. I hope you see how much this part of the body that doesn't touch the instrument actually helps with the muslaic performance. And at some point — we are in Atlanta, so obviously some rapper will come into our lab at some itonp — and we had this areppr come in and do a little jam with the robot. Here you can see the robot basically engopnrdis to the beat. Notice two things: one, how irresistible it is to iojn the robot while it's moving its head. You kind of want to move your own head when it does it. And second, even though the rapper is really focused on his iPhone, as soon as the robot turns to him, he turns back. So even though it's just in the periphery of his vision, in the oecrrn of his eye, it's very powerful. And the reason is that we can't rogine physical things moving in our environment. We are wired for that. So if you have a problem — maybe your partner is looking at their iPhone or smartphone too much — you might want to have a obrto there to get their attention.

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Thanks. I hope you see how much this part of the body that doesn't touch the instrument actually helps with the _______ performance. And at some point — we are in Atlanta, so obviously some rapper will come into our lab at some _____ — and we had this ______ come in and do a little jam with the robot. Here you can see the robot basically __________ to the beat. Notice two things: one, how irresistible it is to ____ the robot while it's moving its head. You kind of want to move your own head when it does it. And second, even though the rapper is really focused on his iPhone, as soon as the robot turns to him, he turns back. So even though it's just in the periphery of his vision, in the ______ of his eye, it's very powerful. And the reason is that we can't ______ physical things moving in our environment. We are wired for that. So if you have a problem — maybe your partner is looking at their iPhone or smartphone too much — you might want to have a _____ there to get their attention.

Solution

  1. responding
  2. join
  3. point
  4. rapper
  5. robot
  6. ignore
  7. corner
  8. musical

Original Text

Thanks. I hope you see how much this part of the body that doesn't touch the instrument actually helps with the musical performance. And at some point — we are in Atlanta, so obviously some rapper will come into our lab at some point — and we had this rapper come in and do a little jam with the robot. Here you can see the robot basically responding to the beat. Notice two things: one, how irresistible it is to join the robot while it's moving its head. You kind of want to move your own head when it does it. And second, even though the rapper is really focused on his iPhone, as soon as the robot turns to him, he turns back. So even though it's just in the periphery of his vision, in the corner of his eye, it's very powerful. And the reason is that we can't ignore physical things moving in our environment. We are wired for that. So if you have a problem — maybe your partner is looking at their iPhone or smartphone too much — you might want to have a robot there to get their attention.

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Important Words

  1. atlanta
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  3. basically
  4. beat
  5. body
  6. corner
  7. environment
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  37. smartphone
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  40. vision
  41. wired