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The International Space Station (ISS) is a spacecraft. It circles Earth. Astronauts live and work on the ISS. The ISS has a robotic arm. The arm is 58 feet (18 m) long. It weighs 4,000 pounds (1,800 kg). It moves supplies and people around the space station. In this video, the robotic arm is moving an astronaut during a spacewalk.

Some robots help firefighters. This photo shows a robot called Rhyno. Rhyno puts out large fires. The company that built Rhyno also built Colossus. Colossus is another firefighting robot. It helped fight a fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. Colossus went inside the building. Its cameras helped firefighters see dangers. Colossus sprayed water on the fire. It moved objects. And it moved hurt people to safety.

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Have you ever seen a real robot? What was the robot programmed to do?


Have you read other books about robots? What did you learn?


This book mentions many jobs robots do in the real world. What are five other jobs robots could do to help people?

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