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Lingodroids Invent Their Own Language

Posted 19 May 2011 at 15:54 UTC by John_RobotsPodcast Share This

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Australian researchers are teaching a pair of robots to communicate linguistically like humans by inventing new spoken words, a lexicon that the roboticists can teach to other robots to generate an entirely new language. The robots generate these words from a set of syllables, combining syllables in pairs, and then cooperatively refine their meaning through various games.


Such playful machines, posted 26 May 2011 at 19:32 UTC by MDude » (Journeyer)

There's a few videos showing that they use DTMF signals to communicate. It seems like it'd be pretty fun to try to use a keypad to talk to the robots. Solresol and Sarus also use tones for language, though they're based on a seven-note scale.

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