The Perfect Robot?

Annie

Listening — Advanced Level
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Activity

Watch the video and answer the questions


  1. What does Tomotaka Takahashi envision robots becoming?

  2. What is Robohan?

  3. What do wearable robots help people do?

  4. Can Erika hand you a phone if someone calls you?

  5. How much money is being invested in the Robot Revolution Initiative?

  6. What is the 'Uncanny Valley'

Discussion

Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below


  1. Would you like a personal robot assistant? Why or why not?

  2. Would you want a robot that looks human or not? Explain.

  3. What do you think about Robohan? Would you want one?

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    Vocabulary

      • humor that is viewed as cruel, morbid or offensive but it's still found funny
      • (integrated) combine one thing with another to form a whole
      • (projected) to plan or estimate something for a time in the future; forecast
      • a person's assistant or close associate, especially one who has less authority than that person
      • (streamed) transmit or receive data over the Internet (especially video and audio material)

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