Cool Japanese robots – level 2

16-10-2014 15:00

Japan held its biggest tech exhibition recently. Companies showed off their latest inventions and robots.

There was a table tennis robot which you can play ping pong with. It uses motion tracking to see the ball and serve it.

If you like personal robots, there was an interesting one for this. One company showed a new robot which knows sign language. But if you want something really cool, you’ll probably love the robot dinosaur. It is a giant T-Rex. You can even control it with your mobile phone.

Difficult words: tech exhibition (a show about technology), motion tracking (technology which lets machines see how things move), serve (to hit the ball).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

What kind of a robot would you like?


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