Writing practice: Terza Prova simulation

Robots to help us make our own furniture

Robots are taking over more and more aspects of our lives, and jobs. The latest occupation to perhaps feel threatened by the march of technology is carpentry. For thousands of years, skilled carpenters have lovingly created furniture from wood. However, the next generation of master craftsmen and women may be robots, not humans. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created a robot that can create custom-made wooden furniture. They say the robots will not replace humans, but instead will improve safety. The researchers said the goal of their project was to let robots do the more dangerous tasks of sawing and assembling, so carpenters can focus on design.

The MIT team used currently available technology to create what they call the AutoSaw. It differs from conventional robots that are currently used to manufacture the mass-produced, flat-pack furniture many of us buy from giant home-furnishing stores. People will be able to design their own furniture and AutoSaw will cut up the wood with great precision and reduced risk of us losing a finger. Researcher Adriana Schulz said: “Our aim is to democratize furniture-customization. We’re trying to open up a realm of opportunities so users aren’t bound to what they’ve bought at Ikea. Instead, they can make what best fits their needs.” She believes it will empower people to create better-designed furniture.

(Adapted from www.breakingnewsenglish.com)

Questions

1) Why are robots threatening jobs?

2) How is AutoSaw different from other robots?

3) Why is English considered a global language?

4 Replies to “Writing practice: Terza Prova simulation”

  1. 1) Why are robots threatening jobs?
    Robots are threatening jobs because they are taking over more and more aspects of our lives, and so jobs too. At the beginning, Robots were thinked for making easier the work of employees, especially those of industrial market. Nowadays, some people said that those high tecnologies will replace humans on every single work place.
    2) How is AutoSaw different from other robots?
    AutoSaw is different from other robots because it does not currently used to manufacture the mass-produced. Instead, it allows people to design their own furniture and it will cut up the wood with great precision, and at the same time the risks will be reduced.
    3) Why is English considered a global language?
    English is considered a global language because this language is spoken all over the world by everyone. When I go on holiday for speaking with someone or asking information I usually use Britain English lenguage. I think that because It has achieved the official position and education preference in every nation. For making that, the power of britain people, or american people for last centuries, has contributed a lot in this “project”, since them colonies Empire. In fact, the power includes the power of military, politic and economic. All of these set up a very strong nation, which is allow to make its language international and to keep its status.
    Sincerely there are other two reasons why I prefer to speak English when I am abroad, and there are: it is easier than many other languages and I am studying it since I was a child.

  2. 1. Robot threatening jobs becuase the robots will take the place of many workers in a few years. As the text say, for thousands of years, skilled carpenters have lovingly created furniture from wood, however, the next generation of master craftsmen and women may be robots, not humans.
    2. AutoSaw is different from other robots. It will cut up the wood with great precision and reduced risk of the work, so carpenters can focus on design.
    3. English is considered a global language becuase is the language most commonly spoken in the world, for everything that happened in the past and nowadays many movies, songs and books are in English.

  3. 1) Because robots had begun to have the control of many aspects of our jobs and lives. The last job which robots have development is carpentry and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said that they will not take the place of humans but they will improve safety.

    2) AutoSaw is different from others robots because this are used to produce goods with machines in a factory, while AutoSaw cut up the wood and limite the risks of humans and he allows people to create furniture with great precision.

    3) English is considered a global Language because is used by people to communicate across the globe, but it is also the language of international business. English is also spoken as a first language by the most number of people and as a second language by others milions of speakers. For the trade has born an international english must easy to learn and speak to facilitate the work.

  4. 1) Because the researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a robot, and it can made a furniture from wood. But the robots will use only to improve safety and not to replace humans. That robots do the dangerous tasks for example sawing and assembling.

    2) The others robots is currently used to manufacture the mass-produced but with AutoSaw, before people will be able to design their own furniture and then it will cut up the wood with great precision and reduce risk of accidentes.

    3) The biggest and most important companies in the world are in the UK and USA where the main language is English. It is used in the commercial exchanges and is the universal language of trade.
    If people know english they can travel around the world. Nowadays it is considered a useful way to be able to relate with tourists coming from all over the world.
    The diffusion of English is also caused by historical reasons, for example many countries have been colonized by England and in this countires the English language spread quickly.

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