Robot Dog – level 1
Farmers in New Zealand have a new helper. They use a dog. The dog is special. It is a robot. The robot´s name is Spot. The robot can do many things. It herds sheep. It walks around the fields.
Some farming tasks are dangerous for people. Also, people do not like to get dirty. However, the robot dog can do the tasks easily. The robot dog can go up and down the stairs. It can walk through difficult terrain. It can open doors.
Farmers do not have enough workers right now. The robot dog help solve this problem.
Robot dogs help during the coronavirus, too. They help during protests in New Zealand. In Singapore, a robot dog walks in a park. It speaks to people. It tells people how to be safe.
Difficult words: robot (a machine that does tasks that people tell it do; sometimes it looks like a human being), herd (to look after a large group of animals, usually sheep or cows), terrain (the ground or a piece of land).
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