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

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A year later I found myself at MIT in the Robotic Life guorp. It was one of the first groups researching the relationships between humans and robots. And I still had this dream to make an actual, physical Luxo Jr. lamp. But I found that robots didn't move at all in this engaging way that I was used to from my animation studies. Instead, they were all — how should I put it — they were all kind of robotic. (Laughter) And I thoguht, what if I took whatever I lenaerd in aiotaminn school, and used that to design my robotic desk lamp. So I went and desiengd frame by frame to try to make this robot as graceful and engaging as possible. And here when you see the rboot interacting with me on a desktop — and I'm actually redesigning the robot, so, unbeknownst to itself, it's kind of digging its own garve by helping me.

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A year later I found myself at MIT in the Robotic Life _____. It was one of the first groups researching the relationships between humans and robots. And I still had this dream to make an actual, physical Luxo Jr. lamp. But I found that robots didn't move at all in this engaging way that I was used to from my animation studies. Instead, they were all — how should I put it — they were all kind of robotic. (Laughter) And I _______, what if I took whatever I _______ in _________ school, and used that to design my robotic desk lamp. So I went and ________ frame by frame to try to make this robot as graceful and engaging as possible. And here when you see the _____ interacting with me on a desktop — and I'm actually redesigning the robot, so, unbeknownst to itself, it's kind of digging its own _____ by helping me.

Solution

  1. thought
  2. animation
  3. learned
  4. robot
  5. group
  6. grave
  7. designed

Original Text

A year later I found myself at MIT in the Robotic Life Group. It was one of the first groups researching the relationships between humans and robots. And I still had this dream to make an actual, physical Luxo Jr. lamp. But I found that robots didn't move at all in this engaging way that I was used to from my animation studies. Instead, they were all — how should I put it — they were all kind of robotic. (Laughter) And I thought, what if I took whatever I learned in animation school, and used that to design my robotic desk lamp. So I went and designed frame by frame to try to make this robot as graceful and engaging as possible. And here when you see the robot interacting with me on a desktop — and I'm actually redesigning the robot, so, unbeknownst to itself, it's kind of digging its own grave by helping me.

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human robot 4
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method acting 3
calculated brain 3
music ends 3
final chord 3

Important Words

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  2. animation
  3. design
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  38. unbeknownst
  39. year