Self-building robot – level 1

26-08-2014 07:00

Scientists make a new robot. This robot is special. It can build itself. The building takes five minutes, but the robot does not need help. It can walk at 5 centimetres per second.

This technology can build machines. It can help in dangerous places like space.

The “origami robot” is cheap. You can make it from common materials. One robot costs less than $100.

Difficult words: scientist (clever person who is an expert in something), common (normal).

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

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