Robots Develop Their Own Language
"Robots are developing their own language to help them navigate and improve their intellectual ability."
BBC News - Technology Download time: May 24 2011 9:40 AM ET
Robots are developing their own language to help them navigate and improve their intellectual ability.
The Lingodroid research project lets robots generate random sounds for the places they visit in both simulations and a real office.
The "words" are shared and the robots play games to establish which sound represents which location.
The lexicon has proved so sophisticated that it can be used to help robots find places other robots direct them to.
The machines are being allowed to generate their own words because human language is so loaded with information that robots found it hard to understand, said project leader Dr Ruth Schulz from the University of Queensland.…