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From the Ted Talk by Marc Raibert: Meet Spot, the robot dog that can run, hop and open doors

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I'm going to give you a little bit of robot religion. A lot of people think that a robot is a machine where there's a computer that's telling it what to do, and the computer is listening through its snosers. But that's really only half of the sorty. The real story is that the computer is on one side, miankg suggestions to the robot, and on the other side are the pshcyis of the world. And that physics involves gravity, froictin, bnuinocg into things. In order to have a successful robot, my rilgeoin is that you have to do a holistic design, where you're designing the software, the hardware and the behavior all at one time, and all these parts really ireenstmh and cooperate with each other. And when you get the perfect design, you get a real harmony between all those parts interacting with each other. So it's half software and half hardware, plus the behavior.

Open Cloze

I'm going to give you a little bit of robot religion. A lot of people think that a robot is a machine where there's a computer that's telling it what to do, and the computer is listening through its _______. But that's really only half of the _____. The real story is that the computer is on one side, ______ suggestions to the robot, and on the other side are the _______ of the world. And that physics involves gravity, ________, ________ into things. In order to have a successful robot, my ________ is that you have to do a holistic design, where you're designing the software, the hardware and the behavior all at one time, and all these parts really _________ and cooperate with each other. And when you get the perfect design, you get a real harmony between all those parts interacting with each other. So it's half software and half hardware, plus the behavior.

Solution

  1. sensors
  2. physics
  3. friction
  4. making
  5. bouncing
  6. story
  7. religion
  8. intermesh

Original Text

I'm going to give you a little bit of robot religion. A lot of people think that a robot is a machine where there's a computer that's telling it what to do, and the computer is listening through its sensors. But that's really only half of the story. The real story is that the computer is on one side, making suggestions to the robot, and on the other side are the physics of the world. And that physics involves gravity, friction, bouncing into things. In order to have a successful robot, my religion is that you have to do a holistic design, where you're designing the software, the hardware and the behavior all at one time, and all these parts really intermesh and cooperate with each other. And when you get the perfect design, you get a real harmony between all those parts interacting with each other. So it's half software and half hardware, plus the behavior.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. behavior
  2. bit
  3. bouncing
  4. computer
  5. cooperate
  6. design
  7. designing
  8. friction
  9. give
  10. gravity
  11. hardware
  12. harmony
  13. holistic
  14. interacting
  15. intermesh
  16. involves
  17. listening
  18. lot
  19. machine
  20. making
  21. order
  22. parts
  23. people
  24. perfect
  25. physics
  26. real
  27. religion
  28. robot
  29. sensors
  30. side
  31. software
  32. story
  33. successful
  34. suggestions
  35. telling
  36. time
  37. world