1.en.4 Robots shape the world

1) Humanoid robots could someday replace

workers in stores, airports

Click on the picture below to read and interesting article from CBS NEWS about a new generation robot called Reginald.

Robot-Inventions-Shape-the-World

Watch the clip about Reginald, a humanoid type of robots and complete the missing information in the sentences below:

1. Reginald is a …………… humanoid robot.
2. British experts say that robots will …………… be part of our ……………lives.
3. There are ………….. of these robots already.
4. Each robot costs about ……………
5. Reginald is equipped with cameras, depth ……………, face & …………… recognition.
6. Next generation of robots will be able to …………… & …………… just like us.

Discussion

In small groups discuss about the following questions:

A

What would you like a robot to be able to do?

What role will robots play in our society in the future?

Will robots ever look identical to humans?

Will robots take over the world one day?

B

Will robots have rights?

Will robots replace all workers?

Do you think people will have robots as companions, instead of a pet?

What qualities of humans will never be replaced by robots?


2) Kiss or Kill: what robots can do for humanity

 

What will the robots do for us in the future? Read this article from the Guardian.

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