Steels, L. Evolving grounded communication for robots. Trends in Cognitive Science, 7(7):308-312, July 2003.

Sony CSL authors: Luc Steels


The computational and robotic modeling of language evolution is emerging as a new exciting subfield in cognitive science. The objective is to come up with precise operational models how communities of agents, equiped with a cognitive apparatus, a sensori-motor system, and a body, can arrive at shared grounded communication systems that have similar characteristics as human languages. Apart from its technological interest for building novel applications in the domain of human-robot or robot-robot interaction, this research is potentially relevant to the many disciplines interested in the origins and evolution of language.

Keywords: grounding, language evolution, semiotic dynamics


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@ARTICLE { steels:03c, AUTHOR="Steels, L.", JOURNAL="Trends in Cognitive Science", MONTH="July", NUMBER="7", PAGES="308-312", TITLE="Evolving grounded communication for robots", VOLUME="7", YEAR="2003", }