1) Установите соответствие между заголовками 1 — 8 и текстами A — G. Используйте каждую цифру только один раз. В задании один заголовок лишний. 1.
Like me and you2.
Nobody will see you in it3.
Some facts about robots4.
At your service5.
Your own indicator6.
A robot for a pet7.
For coach potatoes8.
They are among usA.
The word ‘robot’ is a Czech word for a servant or slave. It was invented by a Czech writer Karel Capek in 1920. The word ‘robotics’ was first used by Isaac Asimov in 1937 in a story called Robby. The smallest robot in the world is nano-bot. They are small enough to travel inside your blood vessels. One of the hardest things to make a robot do... is walk.B.
Aibo the dog, designed by Sony, can walk, talk and wag its tail. It can express emotions of happiness, sadness, surprise, fear and dislike. You can talk to it and it will respond. Aibo can read your e-mail and take pictures. You can programme Aibo to respond to a specific name. You can also change its software so that it becomes a puppy. You don’t have to clean after it and its feeding is very cheap — just recharge its batteries.C.
If you are sick and tired of helping your parents around the house, then a new robot can be the answer. It has been designed to make the people’s lives easier. This yellow robot with bright eyes can do different jobs for you and help you remember things you have to do. It’s so clever that when his batteries run out, the robot knows that it needs to recharge them and does it itself.D.
Asimo is a humanoid robot. It has two legs, two arms and red lights for eyes. It can walk, talk, climb stairs and even dance. It can also recognize people’s faces, gestures and voices. It took Honda’s engineers 16 years to create Asimo. Today’s model is 120 cm tall and weighs 43 kg. The robot is not for sale because its creators want it to become even more intelligent.E.
If you want to have a robot that can understand how you feel, then the creation of two US scientists will be of interest. They’d like their model to be sensitive to our moods and emotions. Their robot won’t have emotions of its own but it should be able to respond to its owner’s mood. So, if you feel sad, the robot will ask if it can help you. It’s not an easy job because everyone shows emotions in quite different ways.F.
A Japanese professor has invented an invisibility coat. A camera on the back of the person’s head films the scene behind them and projects it onto the coat. The technology has practical applications: in the future doctors could see ‘through’ their hands or other obstacles when they are doing operations.G.
An amazing new sofa has been invented by a group of scientists in Northern Ireland. As soon as you sit down on it, it will know it’s you. The sofa is connected to a computer and weighs you when you sit on it, then it checks its memory and decides who you are. Then it’ll be able to set lots of electrical appliances just how you like them, like the lights or maybe the TV without you having to move a finger.