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Robot Being Taught Language Through Artificial Neuronal Network
2013-02-20 05:05:12

[ Watch the Video: Simplified Brain Allows iCub Robot To Learn Language ] Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Robots aren´t actually “taught” but rather are programmed. There have been attempts to create a system that can allow robots to “learn” but it is still a matter of essentially programming the new skills. However, a new artificial brain system could enable robots to learn language, which could very well be the key to teaching...

2009-09-07 12:25:00

Scientists are developing a new robot called iCub that may eventually learn how to adapt its behavior to changing circumstances, offering new insights into the development of human consciousness, Reuters reported. Laboratories across Europe are working on six versions of iCub, where scientists are painstakingly tweaking its electronic brain to make it capable of learning. Research director Peter Ford Dominey said their goal is to develop the robots to cooperate, understand commands and be...

2008-02-29 00:30:00

Scientists at University of Plymouth will soon begin a 4-year study to determine if they can teach a 3 ft. baby robot named iCub how to talk.  The scientists believe the research could someday lead to the development of humanoid robots that think, learn and speak. The first of its kind project will receive input from language development personnel who are experts in how parents teach children to talk. Among the instructional tools implemented to teach the robot will be activities such...

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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'