- Do you like science fiction?
- Are you a fan of robots?
- robot /ROH-bot /
- science fiction /SAHY-uhns FIK-shuhn/
- delivery /dih-LIV-uh-ree/
- service /SUR-vis/
- introduce /in-truh-DOOS/
[noun] – a machine controlled by a computer that is used to perform jobs automatically
The robot was programmed to copy human movements.
[noun] – books, movies, or cartoons about an imagined future, especially about space travel or other planets
He’s a great reader of science fiction.
[noun] – the act of taking goods, letters, packages, etc. to people’s houses or places of work:
I got a delivery of fresh eggs this morning.
[noun] – a government system or private organization that is responsible for a particular type of activity, or for providing a particular thing that people need
We can give the best service to you.
[verb] – to make goods or services available to be bought for the first time
The company has introduced 45 new models of smartphones.
Cristiane Bonifacio was following a tiny orange flag that was being waved close to a row of low garden walls. She was glad to see the white, six-wheeled robot with the flag on top slowing and stopping. She had just taken a large chocolate bar from the moving robot outside her house. Amber Case is an expert on how technology affects daily life and how people and robots interact. Starship Technologies’ robot delivery service has been growing since it was introduced in Milton Keynes four years ago.
When you see one, you will not feel a science-fiction reaction: “Oh no! It’s a robot! ” It is a cute little street character that will make your day better.
True or False:
- Robots have been the bad guys in science fiction.
- Starship Technologies’ robots are improving local delivery by using mobile technology.
- Cristiane Bonifacio had taken a large chocolate bar from the moving robot outside her house.
- Amber Case is an expert on how technology affects daily life and how people and robots communicate.
- When you see the robot, it will make your day better.
Fill in the blanks:
- The cases are ready for _________.
- The new product was _________ to the public yesterday.
- Japan has __________ workers in offices.
- My waiter has given me excellent _________.
- This novel is not _________.