@misc{cogprints3341, volume = {101}, editor = {Christopher G. Prince and Luc Berthouze and Hideki Kozima and Daniel Bullock and Georgi Stojanov and Christian Balkenius}, title = {A Constructive Model of Mother-Infant Interaction towards Infant?s Vowel Articulation}, author = {Yuichiro Yoshikawa and Junpei Koga and Minoru Asada and Koh Hosoda}, publisher = {Lund University Cognitive Studies}, year = {2003}, pages = {139--146}, keywords = {phoneme acquisition, robot-caregiver interaction, constructive model}, url = {http://cogprints.org/3341/}, abstract = {Human infants seem to develop to acquire common phonemes to adults without the capability to articulate or any explicit knowledge. To understand such unrevealed human cognitive development, building a robot which reproduces such a developmental process seems effective. It will also contribute to a design principle for a robot that can communicate with human beings. This paper hypothesizes that the caregiver?s parrotry to the coo of the robot plays an important role in the phoneme acquisition process based on the implication from behavioral studies, and propose a constructive model for it. We validate the proposed model by examining whether a real robot can acquire Japanese vowels through interactions with its caregiver.} }