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The Real-World Science Supplement
to Scholastic News.
a machine that is controlled by a computer and can do work on its own
Once you turn it on, a robot vacuum can clean the floor all by itself.
to give a machine a set of instructions
Scientists had to program the robot before it could play the guitar.
used in factories
An industrial machine can fill hundreds of containers every minute.
shaped like a person
This humanoid robot has two arms, a head, and a face.
able to do many different things
A spork is a versatile utensil that can spear a piece of food or scoop it up.
able to move easily
A cart with wheels makes a heavy load more mobile.