CAE Listening Part 2
You will hear a scientist called Jim Weller giving a talk about some robots he has created and how they function like insects called termites. For questions 7-14 complete the sentences with a word or short phrase.
Robots Like Termites
Jim says termites differ from bees in that a 7 is not responsible for organising their building work.
Jim uses the word 8 to refer to the group of robots he’s created to function as independent units.
Jim observed termites depositing partially consumed 9 in shared habitats, which activated a response from other termites.
Jim states that the robots receive 10 to help them correct any errors they make.
Jim got a single robot to finish the construction of a 11 when publicly demonstrating how simple structure building is performed.
Jim predicts that his robots will soon be able to move 12 into position to help people cope with the threat of floods.
Jim compares both termites and his robots to brain cells, in that they all create a superior form of 13 .
A group of Turkish researchers has observed Jim’s work in the hope of coming up with a 14 they can learn from.