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From the Ted Talk by Cynthia Breazeal: The rise of personal robots

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This is a robot, Autom. Cory Kidd developed this roobt for his doctoral work. And it was designed to be a robot diet-and-exercise caoch. It had a couple of simple non-verbal skills it could do. It could make eye contact with you. It could share information looking down at a seecrn. You'd use a screen interface to enter imatioornfn, like how many cloaiers you ate that day, how much exercise you got. And then it could help track that for you. And the robot spoke with a synthetic voice to engage you in a coaching dialogue modeled after trainers and patients and so forth. And it would build a working alliance with you through that dialogue. It could help you set goals and track your progress, and it would help motivate you.

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This is a robot, Autom. Cory Kidd developed this _____ for his doctoral work. And it was designed to be a robot diet-and-exercise _____. It had a couple of simple non-verbal skills it could do. It could make eye contact with you. It could share information looking down at a ______. You'd use a screen interface to enter ___________, like how many ________ you ate that day, how much exercise you got. And then it could help track that for you. And the robot spoke with a synthetic voice to engage you in a coaching dialogue modeled after trainers and patients and so forth. And it would build a working alliance with you through that dialogue. It could help you set goals and track your progress, and it would help motivate you.

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  1. coach
  2. information
  3. robot
  4. screen
  5. calories

Original Text

This is a robot, Autom. Cory Kidd developed this robot for his doctoral work. And it was designed to be a robot diet-and-exercise coach. It had a couple of simple non-verbal skills it could do. It could make eye contact with you. It could share information looking down at a screen. You'd use a screen interface to enter information, like how many calories you ate that day, how much exercise you got. And then it could help track that for you. And the robot spoke with a synthetic voice to engage you in a coaching dialogue modeled after trainers and patients and so forth. And it would build a working alliance with you through that dialogue. It could help you set goals and track your progress, and it would help motivate you.

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