Can a robot learn language as a child does?

Stephen E. Levinson, Logan Niehaus, Lydia Majure, Aaron Silver, Luke Wendt

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


This paper gives a brief retrospective of a research project begun in 1987 and continuing to the present on the topic of language acquisition by an autonomous humanoid robot. We recount the motivations for, theoretical bases of and experimental results on this subject. Important results include novel models and algorithms resulting in interesting linguistic function of our robots.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDesigning Intelligent Robots
Subtitle of host publicationReintegrating AI - Papers from the AAAI Spring Symposium
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Aug 16 2012
Event2012 AAAI Spring Symposium - Stanford, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 26 2012Mar 28 2012

Publication series

NameAAAI Spring Symposium - Technical Report


Other2012 AAAI Spring Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityStanford, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence


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