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

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But at the bottom left, you see Electrolux, which is on sale. Another one from kheacrr. At the bottom right is one that I built in my lab about 10 years ago, and we flilany tnured that into a product. And let me just show you that. We're going to give this away I think, Chris said, after the talk. This is a robot that you can go out and buy, and that will cealn up your floor. And it starts off sort of just going around in ever-increasing circles. If it hits something — you people see that? Now it's doing wall-following, it's following around my feet to clean up around me. Let's see, let's — oh, who stole my Rice Krispies? They stole my Rice Krispies! (lheugtar) Don't wrory, relax, no, relax, it's a roobt, it's smart! (Laughter) See, the three-year-old kids, they don't worry about it. It's grown-ups that get really upest. (Laughter) We'll just put some crap here. (Laughter) Okay. (Laughter) I don't know if you see — so, I put a bunch of Rice Krispies there, I put some pennies, let's just shoot it at that, see if it cleans up. Yeah, OK. So — we'll leave that for later. (Applause)

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But at the bottom left, you see Electrolux, which is on sale. Another one from _______. At the bottom right is one that I built in my lab about 10 years ago, and we _______ ______ that into a product. And let me just show you that. We're going to give this away I think, Chris said, after the talk. This is a robot that you can go out and buy, and that will _____ up your floor. And it starts off sort of just going around in ever-increasing circles. If it hits something — you people see that? Now it's doing wall-following, it's following around my feet to clean up around me. Let's see, let's — oh, who stole my Rice Krispies? They stole my Rice Krispies! (________) Don't _____, relax, no, relax, it's a _____, it's smart! (Laughter) See, the three-year-old kids, they don't worry about it. It's grown-ups that get really _____. (Laughter) We'll just put some crap here. (Laughter) Okay. (Laughter) I don't know if you see — so, I put a bunch of Rice Krispies there, I put some pennies, let's just shoot it at that, see if it cleans up. Yeah, OK. So — we'll leave that for later. (Applause)

Solution

  1. worry
  2. laughter
  3. robot
  4. finally
  5. clean
  6. karcher
  7. turned
  8. upset

Original Text

But at the bottom left, you see Electrolux, which is on sale. Another one from Karcher. At the bottom right is one that I built in my lab about 10 years ago, and we finally turned that into a product. And let me just show you that. We're going to give this away I think, Chris said, after the talk. This is a robot that you can go out and buy, and that will clean up your floor. And it starts off sort of just going around in ever-increasing circles. If it hits something — you people see that? Now it's doing wall-following, it's following around my feet to clean up around me. Let's see, let's — oh, who stole my Rice Krispies? They stole my Rice Krispies! (Laughter) Don't worry, relax, no, relax, it's a robot, it's smart! (Laughter) See, the three-year-old kids, they don't worry about it. It's grown-ups that get really upset. (Laughter) We'll just put some crap here. (Laughter) Okay. (Laughter) I don't know if you see — so, I put a bunch of Rice Krispies there, I put some pennies, let's just shoot it at that, see if it cleans up. Yeah, OK. So — we'll leave that for later. (Applause)

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Important Words

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  4. bunch
  5. buy
  6. chris
  7. circles
  8. clean
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  10. crap
  11. electrolux
  12. feet
  13. finally
  14. floor
  15. give
  16. hits
  17. karcher
  18. kids
  19. krispies
  20. lab
  21. laughter
  22. leave
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  24. pennies
  25. people
  26. product
  27. put
  28. relax
  29. rice
  30. robot
  31. sale
  32. shoot
  33. show
  34. sort
  35. starts
  36. stole
  37. talk
  38. turned
  39. upset
  40. worry
  41. yeah
  42. years