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From the Ted Talk by Rodney Brooks: Robots will invade our lives

Unscramble the Blue Letters

We put that together. Then we put in turn taking. When we talk to someone, we talk. Then we sort of raise our eyebrows, move our eyes, give the other person the idea it's their turn to talk. And then they talk, and then we pass the btaon back and forth between each other. So we put this in the robot. We got a bunch of naive subjects in, we didn't tell them anything about the robot, sat them down in front of the rboot and said, talk to the robot. Now what they didn't know was, the robot wasn't understanding a word they said, and that the robot wasn't speaking English. It was just saying random engslih phonemes. And I want you to watch cleraulfy, at the beginning of this, where this person, Ritchie, who happened to talk to the robot for 25 minutes — (Laughter) — says, "I want to show you something. I want to show you my watch." And he brings the wcath center, into the robot's field of vision, points to it, gives it a motion cue, and the robot looks at the watch quite sfuueslsclcy. We don't know whether he understood or not that the robot — Notice the turn-taking. Ritchie: OK, I want to show you something. OK, this is a watch that my girlfriend gave me. Robot: Oh, cool. Ritchie: Yeah, look, it's got a little blue light in it too. I almost lost it this week. (lgtuaehr) RB: So it's maknig eye contact with him, following his eyes. Ritchie: Can you do the same thing? Robot: Yeah, sure. RB: And they successfully have that sort of communication.

Open Cloze

We put that together. Then we put in turn taking. When we talk to someone, we talk. Then we sort of raise our eyebrows, move our eyes, give the other person the idea it's their turn to talk. And then they talk, and then we pass the _____ back and forth between each other. So we put this in the robot. We got a bunch of naive subjects in, we didn't tell them anything about the robot, sat them down in front of the _____ and said, talk to the robot. Now what they didn't know was, the robot wasn't understanding a word they said, and that the robot wasn't speaking English. It was just saying random _______ phonemes. And I want you to watch _________, at the beginning of this, where this person, Ritchie, who happened to talk to the robot for 25 minutes — (Laughter) — says, "I want to show you something. I want to show you my watch." And he brings the _____ center, into the robot's field of vision, points to it, gives it a motion cue, and the robot looks at the watch quite ____________. We don't know whether he understood or not that the robot — Notice the turn-taking. Ritchie: OK, I want to show you something. OK, this is a watch that my girlfriend gave me. Robot: Oh, cool. Ritchie: Yeah, look, it's got a little blue light in it too. I almost lost it this week. (________) RB: So it's ______ eye contact with him, following his eyes. Ritchie: Can you do the same thing? Robot: Yeah, sure. RB: And they successfully have that sort of communication.

Solution

  1. watch
  2. laughter
  3. making
  4. carefully
  5. english
  6. robot
  7. baton
  8. successfully

Original Text

We put that together. Then we put in turn taking. When we talk to someone, we talk. Then we sort of raise our eyebrows, move our eyes, give the other person the idea it's their turn to talk. And then they talk, and then we pass the baton back and forth between each other. So we put this in the robot. We got a bunch of naive subjects in, we didn't tell them anything about the robot, sat them down in front of the robot and said, talk to the robot. Now what they didn't know was, the robot wasn't understanding a word they said, and that the robot wasn't speaking English. It was just saying random English phonemes. And I want you to watch carefully, at the beginning of this, where this person, Ritchie, who happened to talk to the robot for 25 minutes — (Laughter) — says, "I want to show you something. I want to show you my watch." And he brings the watch center, into the robot's field of vision, points to it, gives it a motion cue, and the robot looks at the watch quite successfully. We don't know whether he understood or not that the robot — Notice the turn-taking. Ritchie: OK, I want to show you something. OK, this is a watch that my girlfriend gave me. Robot: Oh, cool. Ritchie: Yeah, look, it's got a little blue light in it too. I almost lost it this week. (Laughter) RB: So it's making eye contact with him, following his eyes. Ritchie: Can you do the same thing? Robot: Yeah, sure. RB: And they successfully have that sort of communication.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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visual attention 3
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sending robots 2
shared attention 2
attention system 2
pays attention 2
gaze direction 2
bad robot 2

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Important Words

  1. baton
  2. beginning
  3. blue
  4. brings
  5. bunch
  6. carefully
  7. center
  8. communication
  9. contact
  10. cool
  11. cue
  12. english
  13. eye
  14. eyebrows
  15. eyes
  16. field
  17. front
  18. gave
  19. girlfriend
  20. give
  21. happened
  22. idea
  23. laughter
  24. light
  25. lost
  26. making
  27. minutes
  28. motion
  29. move
  30. naive
  31. notice
  32. pass
  33. person
  34. phonemes
  35. points
  36. put
  37. raise
  38. random
  39. ritchie
  40. robot
  41. sat
  42. show
  43. sort
  44. speaking
  45. subjects
  46. successfully
  47. talk
  48. turn
  49. understanding
  50. understood
  51. vision
  52. watch
  53. week
  54. word
  55. yeah