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Some are calling this, the start of a robot revolution.

有些人称之为机器人革命的开始。
Not the bipedal working robot you see here, but the fact that Google has bought the company that makes it.
不是你在这里看到的工作双足机器人,而是事实上Google收购了这家公司。
It's called Boston Dynamics.
该公司名叫波士顿动力。
You might have seen one of its other creations, the big dog robot on our show.
你可能已经见过这家公司旗下其他杰作中的一个, 在我们的节目中曾经出现过的大狗机器人。
The company has sold millions worth of products to the U.S. military.
该公司已售出给美国军队价值数百万美元的产品。
Why would Google buy it?
为什么谷歌会进行收购?

Well, it's possible robots could be used to move products in warehouses.

嗯,机器人可能是用于搬运仓库中的产品。
Or to deliver packages to doorsteps.
或者挨家挨户投递包裹。
It's also possible they could take jobs currently done by people.
也有可能会完成目前由人类负责的工作。
Google isn't saying what it plans to do with this technology or how much it paid for it.
谷歌并没有表示计划将该技术从事于何种目的或为此支付了多少钱。
The Boston Dynamics is the eighth robotic company that Google has bought in the pat six months.
波士顿动力公司是谷歌在过去六个月内收购的第八家机器人公司。
Well, if compassion, giving and generosity are parts of the Christmas spirit, an exceptional example is in today's character study.
是否同情,给予和慷慨是圣诞节精神的一部分,也是今天性格研究中的一个特例。
Lay away helps you reserve something you want to buy, like a gift.
预先支付能够帮助你预订自己想买的东西,比如一个礼物。
You pay part of the price upfront, and then the store holds it for you until you pay the rest overtime.
你预付一部分,然后商店为你保留,直到你付完余款。
One Walmart shopper hated the idea of others coming up short on layaway.
而一位沃尔玛顾客讨厌别人分期预付的想法。
He was running his carts I can't believe they didn't' melt. He was running himself ...
他推着购物车在跑,我不能相信它们竟然没有融化。他自己在跑…
Deb Davis says in her 13 years of working at Walmart, she has never seen anything like it.
德比·戴维斯称她在沃尔玛工作了13年,却从来没有见过这样的事情。
We've had layaway Santas that will do it.
我们有会进行预购事宜的圣诞老人。
A couple of thousands here, a couple of thousands there, but 20,000 was just, you know, an amazing amount.
这里有数以千计,数以千计,但20000是,你知道,一个惊人的数字。
Over $20,000 helping some 80 people.
超过20000美元能够帮助约80人。
It happened this past Saturday, and we now know that layaway Santa is Greg Parady, a local financial planner who was supposed to be here buying bicycles for Toys for Tots, when he decided to do a little more.
这发生在过去的星期六,我们现在知道那位预付圣诞老人是格雷格·帕蒂,当他决定做多一点的时候,这位当地理财规划师就来到这里给小孩子们购买玩具自行车。
So, I came back here and I saw him standing here with his credit card and he was just swiping, and swiping.
所以,当我回来,我看见他站在那里用信用卡刷,刷,刷。
Cindy Nazarro was his business partner, and snapped these photos of Parady paying away.
他的生意伙伴辛迪·纳扎罗拍摄了这些帕蒂支付时的照片。

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n. 信用,荣誉,贷款,学分,赞扬,赊欠,贷方

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reserve [ri'zə:v]

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n. 预备品,贮存,候补
n. 克制,含蓄

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partner ['pɑ:tnə]

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n. 搭档,伙伴,合伙人
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inflation [in'fleiʃən]

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compassion [kəm'pæʃən]

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revolution [.revə'lu:ʃən]

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melt [melt]

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vi. 融化,熔化,消散
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