This article "Robots and humans could 'talk' via new software" might well be used with the "industrial tech" sections' French students : besides, the article length well serves the purposes of a lesson plan. Robotics fields show several interesting aspects... It's interesting and a topical issue... have a glance !
"Software that will allow robots and humans to 'talk' to each other could benefit industries which rely on automated systems." -13 Sep. 2012