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Behavior-Based Early Language Development on a Humanoid Robot

By Paulina Varshavskaya


We are exploring the idea that early language acquisition could be better modelled on an artifcial creature by considering the pragmatic aspect of natural language and of its development in human infants. We have implemented a system of vocal behaviors on Kismet in which "words" or concepts are behaviors in a competitive hierarchy. This paper reports on the framework, the vocal system's architecture and algorithms, and some preliminary results from vocal label learning and concept formation

Topics: Language, Artificial Intelligence, Speech, Robotics
Publisher: Lund University Cognitive Studies
Year: 2002
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