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From the Ted Talk by Leila Takayama: What's it like to be a robot?

Unscramble the Blue Letters

You know, this, I think, is really important when you're thinking about rbcootis. It's not so much about reininevntg humans, it's more about figuring out how we extend ourselves, right? And we end up using things in ways that are sort of surprising. So these guys can't play pool because the robots don't have arms, but they can hkclee the guys who are playing pool and that can be an important thing for team bonding, which is kind of neat. People who get really good at operating these systems will even do things like make up new games, like roobt soccer in the middle of the night, pushing the tasrh cans around.

Open Cloze

You know, this, I think, is really important when you're thinking about ________. It's not so much about ___________ humans, it's more about figuring out how we extend ourselves, right? And we end up using things in ways that are sort of surprising. So these guys can't play pool because the robots don't have arms, but they can ______ the guys who are playing pool and that can be an important thing for team bonding, which is kind of neat. People who get really good at operating these systems will even do things like make up new games, like _____ soccer in the middle of the night, pushing the _____ cans around.

Solution

  1. reinventing
  2. trash
  3. heckle
  4. robotics
  5. robot

Original Text

You know, this, I think, is really important when you're thinking about robotics. It's not so much about reinventing humans, it's more about figuring out how we extend ourselves, right? And we end up using things in ways that are sort of surprising. So these guys can't play pool because the robots don't have arms, but they can heckle the guys who are playing pool and that can be an important thing for team bonding, which is kind of neat. People who get really good at operating these systems will even do things like make up new games, like robot soccer in the middle of the night, pushing the trash cans around.

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