甘肃省庆阳一中2016届高考英语预测卷（第二卷） 命题人： 甘肃省庆阳第一中学 刘旭东 第II卷 第二部分 英语知识运用（共两节，满分45分） 第二节（共10小题；每小题1.5分，满分15分） 阅读下面材料，在空白处填入适当的内容（1个单词）或括号内单词的正确形式。 Robots are one step closer to being able to experience an essential human feeling: pain. Researchers in Germany are__1___ (current) creating a "nervous system" that would mimic a pain response in robots, ___2____ (allow) them to quickly react and avoid ____3____ (harm) situations. "Pain is a system that protects us,” researcher Johannes Kuehn ____4___ (tell) a conference of engineers last week. “When we evade from the source of pain, it __5___ (help) us not get hurt.” The researchers programmed their robot ____6______ (experience) a "hierarchy" of pain through a variety of different stimuli, such as blunt force or heat. Depending on the threat, such as a harsh movement or intense heat, the robot is programmed to retract from the danger. ___7____ more dangerous it registers the threat to be, the faster the robot will retract and the longer it will avoid the hazardous force. Kuehn said a built-in pain response could protect robots potentially operating heavy machinery or other tools in factories from potential harm, thus saving companies from the fallout of damages. It also means a better ___8_____ (safe) environment for human workers, ____9____ often work side-by-side __10_____ robots on the factory floor.