Humanoid robot learns language like a baby [updated 6/15/2012]

With the help of human instructors, a robot has learned to talk like a human infant, learning the names of simple shapes and colors, reports Wired Science. Nehaniv, Joe Saunders/PLoS ONE) Using DeeChee also allowed the researchers to quantify the transition from babble to recognizable word forms in detail, drawing statistical links between sound frequencies and the robots performance that might eventually inform research on human learning. This is interesting and valuable, but obviously, in itself, it doesn t get you very far toward general language learning.They ve done this using statistical reinforcement learning methods using well-known methods that seem pretty obviously capable of doing this sort of thing. Obviously, one key question is whether the methods they ve used to do this will be extensible in future to more advanced aspects of language learning.

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