Teaching language to robots
August 20th, 2008

For a project scheduled to end in 2011, Plymouth University researchers will build two robots using software allowing them to interact with each other to exchange learned information like humans. The team will use language-learning techniques designed for children. According to The Engineer, the goal of the project is to teach concepts to robots including the meaning of words. As said the lead researcher, ‘Robots still don’t know the meaning of things. The only techniques we have at the moment are using mathematical tricks and statistics to produce more or less sensible replies.’ These robots will be designed to encourage human interaction. They’ll have a long neck and a face in place of a grip so it can look around or at an object from all sides. But read more…

Links: ZDNet, Primidi

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