Grounding Symbols in Perception with two Interacting Autonomous Robots

Baillie, Jean-Christophe (2004) Grounding Symbols in Perception with two Interacting Autonomous Robots. [Conference Paper]

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Grounding symbolic representations in perception is a key and difficult issue for artificial intelligence. The ”Talking Heads” experiment (Steels and Kaplan, 2002) explores an interesting coupling between grounding and social learning of language. In the first version of this experiment, two cameras were interacting in a simplified visual environment made of colored shapes on a white board and they developed a shared, grounded lexicon. We present here the beginning of a new experiment which is an extension of the original one with two autonomous robots instead of two cameras and a complex and unconstrained visual environment. We review the difficulties raised specifically by the embodiment of the agents and propose some directions to address these questions.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:symbolic representation, symbol grounding, social language learning, autonomous robots, embodied agents
Subjects:Computer Science > Machine Learning
Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science > Robotics
ID Code:4054
Deposited By: Prince, Dr Christopher G.
Deposited On:14 Apr 2005
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55


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