Robot Dog – level 2
Farmers in New Zealand have a new helper, a robotic dog. The dog called Spot can do many tasks; for example, it herds sheep, watches the fields, and it helps farmers in difficult situations.
Boston Dynamics, a US company, developed the robot, and the idea was to help farmers do tasks that are too dangerous or dirty. The robot dog can climb stairs, travel through difficult terrain and even open doors. Currently, there are not enough workers in farming, and robot dogs can help solve this problem.
Researchers say that the coronavirus pandemic led to a new era of robotic helpers. Robotic dogs helped during protests in New Zealand. In Singapore, they walked around a park, and they advised people how to keep safe during the coronavirus pandemic.
Difficult words: robotic (related to mechanical robots), herd (to look after a large group of animals, usually sheep or cows), era (a period of time).
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