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[BBC] Plan to teach baby robot to talk

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A university in Devon is preparing to find out if a baby robot can be taught to talk.

Staff at the University of Plymouth will work with a 1m-high (3ft) humanoid baby robot called iCub.

Over the next four years robotics experts will work with language development specialists who research how parents teach children to speak.

source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e...on/7268965.stm
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Cool stuff,

did you guys remember that guy who made those insect looking robots and basically gave them a blank slate to try and get them to learn there environment. Dont think it went to far but oh well.

I think after 4 yrs everything you start out with will be so outdated it wont even be funny atleast in the robot world.
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post #3 of 21
Thats pretty cool.

Although it sounds like a interesting, but difficult task...
I don't like the terminology "Baby robot" it doesn't seem right, but thats just me..

Hope to learn more how that goes over the next few years.
    
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Holy Crap!! It's a baby I-robot...

We're doomed!!
    
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why does everything have to be iCrap these days... cant they be a little more original?
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Thats so iCreepy.
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Thats so iCreepy.
LOL haha
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iHaet iThis.
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iHateThis* would be more correct. again ... SkyNet?
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iHateThis* would be more correct. again ... SkyNet?
lol yeah, when are they gonna teach it to hold a gun?
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