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From the Ted Talk by Ken Goldberg: 4 lessons from robots about being human

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We got a human, someone who's very outgoing and gregarious, and she was outfitted with a hleemt with various enepiuqmt, cmraaes and microphones, and then a backpack with wsirlees Internet connection. And the idea was that she could go into a rmteoe and interesting environment, and then over the Internet, people could experience what she was eepnirenxicg. So they could see what she was seeing, but then, more importantly, they could participate, by ittncenraig with each other and coming up with ideas about what she should do next and where she should go, and then conveying those to the Tele-Actor. So we got a chance to take the Tele-Actor to the Webby Awards in San Francisco. And that year, Sam Donaldson was the host. Just before the curtain went up, I had about 30 seconds to explain to Mr. Donaldson what we were going to do. And I said, "The Tele-Actor is going to be joining you onstage. This is a new experimental project, and people are watching her on their screens, there's cameras involved and there's microphones and she's got an earbud in her ear, and pleope over the network are giving her advice about what to do next." And he said, "Wait a second. That's what I do."

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We got a human, someone who's very outgoing and gregarious, and she was outfitted with a ______ with various _________, _______ and microphones, and then a backpack with ________ Internet connection. And the idea was that she could go into a ______ and interesting environment, and then over the Internet, people could experience what she was ____________. So they could see what she was seeing, but then, more importantly, they could participate, by ___________ with each other and coming up with ideas about what she should do next and where she should go, and then conveying those to the Tele-Actor. So we got a chance to take the Tele-Actor to the Webby Awards in San Francisco. And that year, Sam Donaldson was the host. Just before the curtain went up, I had about 30 seconds to explain to Mr. Donaldson what we were going to do. And I said, "The Tele-Actor is going to be joining you onstage. This is a new experimental project, and people are watching her on their screens, there's cameras involved and there's microphones and she's got an earbud in her ear, and ______ over the network are giving her advice about what to do next." And he said, "Wait a second. That's what I do."

Solution

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  2. helmet
  3. remote
  4. experiencing
  5. cameras
  6. interacting
  7. wireless
  8. people

Original Text

We got a human, someone who's very outgoing and gregarious, and she was outfitted with a helmet with various equipment, cameras and microphones, and then a backpack with wireless Internet connection. And the idea was that she could go into a remote and interesting environment, and then over the Internet, people could experience what she was experiencing. So they could see what she was seeing, but then, more importantly, they could participate, by interacting with each other and coming up with ideas about what she should do next and where she should go, and then conveying those to the Tele-Actor. So we got a chance to take the Tele-Actor to the Webby Awards in San Francisco. And that year, Sam Donaldson was the host. Just before the curtain went up, I had about 30 seconds to explain to Mr. Donaldson what we were going to do. And I said, "The Tele-Actor is going to be joining you onstage. This is a new experimental project, and people are watching her on their screens, there's cameras involved and there's microphones and she's got an earbud in her ear, and people over the network are giving her advice about what to do next." And he said, "Wait a second. That's what I do."

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