Lesson Plan: Real Life RoboCops…Almost
II. While Reading Activities
- *beefing up (Beef something up) idiom–to add strength or substance to something. They beefed up the offer with another thousand dollars.
- innovative |ˈinəˌvātiv| adjective-(of a product, idea, etc.) featuring new methods; advanced and original: innovative designs | innovative ways to help unemployed people.
- sweeps |swēp|- noun-a comprehensive search or survey of a place or area: the police finished their sweep through the woods.
- scanning |skan| verb ( scans, scanning , scanned ) [ with obj. ] cause (a surface, object, or part of the body) to be traversed by a detector or an electromagnetic beam: their brains are scanned so that researchers can monitor the progress of the disease.
- beta |ˈbātə| noun- informal short for beta test: their database system is currently in beta | [ as modifier ] : a beta version.
- prospect |ˈpräsˌpekt| noun-the possibility or likelihood of some future event occurring: there was no prospect of a reconciliation | training that offered a prospect of continuous employment.
- surveillance |sərˈvāləns| noun-close observation, esp. of a suspected spy or criminal: he found himself put under surveillance by military intelligence.
- restrictions |riˈstrikSHən| noun-(often restrictions) a limiting condition or measure, esp. a legal one: planning restrictions on commercial development.
- ban |ban| verb ( bans, banning , banned ) [ with obj. ]officially or legally prohibit: he was banned from driving for a year | a proposal to ban all trade in ivory.
- dispatched |disˈpaCH|(also despatch ) verb [ with obj. ]send off to a destination or for a purpose: he dispatched messages back to base | [ with obj. and infinitive ] : the mayor dispatched 150 police officers to restore order.
Sources: New Oxford American Dictionary
- F- Knightscope is a California-based company.
- T-They recently unveiled a line of K5 robots.
- F-The robots weigh in at 300 pounds and can patrol an entire neighborhood.
- T-The new K5 units have a look that resembles R2-D2 from Star Wars.
- T- Four built-in cameras are capable of scanning up to 1,500 license plates a minute.
- NA-The K5 robots can be used for private homes
- F- Knightscope already has multiple clients lined up to test beta versions of the K5 in 2014.
- F-William Li is the CEO of the company.
- T- The goal of the company is to cut the crime rate by 50%.
- T- Marc Rotenberg is the executive director of the watchdog group Electronic Privacy Information Center.
- The local neighborhood watch may be beefing up its robotic arsenal.
- The new K5 units have a look that resembles R2-D2 from Star Wars.
- Four built-in cameras, meanwhile, are capable of scanning up to 1,500 license plates a minute.
- Knightscope already has multiple clients lined up to test beta versions of the K5 in 2014.