LINGUIST List 22.3836

Mon Oct 03 2011

Media: Robots Invent a Language

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        1.     Mfon Udoinyang , Robots Invent a Language

Message 1: Robots Invent a Language
Date: 19-May-2011
From: Mfon Udoinyang <>
Subject: Robots Invent a Language
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An ExtremeTech online article of May 17 by Alan Henry reports that a groupof Australian researchers have managed to teach robots how to invent anduse spoken language. The goal of the research is to understand how languageevolves and develops naturally over time.

The robots or LingoDroids are equipped with microphones, speakers, cameras,range finders, and sonar that they use to map their surroundings and speakto one another.

You can read more on this at:,2845,2385530,00.asp

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics                             General Linguistics                             Language Acquisition

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