- autonomous /aw-TON-uh-muhs/
- partner /PAHRT-ner/
- waggle /WAG-uhl/
- conference call /KON-fer-uhns kawl/
- interaction /in-ter-AK-shuhn/
[adjective] – not subject to the rule or control of another
The country is divided into 17 autonomous regions.
[verb] – to join with another person or organization in a business activity
I hope we can partner with its management and employees.
[verb] – to (cause to) move quickly up and down or from side to side
The dog can waggle its tail.
[noun] – a work phone call that involves three or more people
My secretary has brought the conference call notes.
[noun] – an occasion when two or more people or things communicate with or react to each other
The interaction of the two groups produced many good ideas.
Cristiane Bonifacio was chasing a small orange flag that was waggled just above a row of low garden walls. She was relieved to see that the flag-mounted robot, which has six wheels and is white, was slowing down and coming to a stop. She had just taken a big chocolate bar out of the rolling robot outside her house. She had to rush back inside for a work conference call because she was in a hurry, but she still had time to show her admiration for the robot delivery service that sends these machines scampering along her neighborhood’s pavements. There are times when you come across one that is stuck; you assist it, and it says “thank you.” Amber Case, who lives in Oregon, is an expert in how technology affects daily life and the interaction between humans and robots. Robots are a common technology that is used to attack us in movies. However, we use the delivery robots that are waiting for us. Starship Technologies’ robot delivery service was introduced in Milton Keynes four years ago and has since been steadily growing, with new towns being added just last month.
When you see one, you don’t feel the science-fiction emotion of “Oh no! It’s a robot! ” It is a cute little street character more than anything else. It brightens up your walk.
- Are you subscribed to food delivery services? Why or why not?
- What are some films that you have watched about robots? Could you tell me about them?
- How would you feel if a robot delivered an item you purchased online?
- Will a robot brighten up your walk?
- Some restaurants have started using robot delivery services. What do you think about it?