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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...

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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...

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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...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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