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Multimodal Language Acquisition Based on Motor Learning and Interaction [chapter]

Jonas Hörnstein, Lisa Gustavsson, José Santos-Victor, Francisco Lacerda
2010 Studies in Computational Intelligence  
Acknowledgements This work was partially supported by EU Project CONTACT and by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (ISR/IST pluriannual funding) through the POS Conhecimento Program that includes  ...  Here we first take a closer look at the interaction between the infant and a caregiver and discuss how these interactions can guide the infant's language acquisition.  ...  Conclusions In this work we have described a method for language acquisition in humanoid robots that mimics the process of language acquisition in children. Our approach relies on two main axes.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-05181-4_20 fatcat:fhrosfupojhxxchfl64o3a72ne

Symbol Emergence in Robotics: A Survey [article]

Tadahiro Taniguchi, Takayuki Nagai, Tomoaki Nakamura, Naoto Iwahashi, Tetsuya Ogata, Hideki Asoh
2015 arXiv   pre-print
Recently, many studies have been conducted on the construction of robotic systems and machine-learning methods that can learn the use of language through embodied multimodal interaction with their environment  ...  Humans can learn the use of language through physical interaction with their environment and semiotic communication with other people.  ...  SER incorporates many research topics, such as multimodal communication, concept formation, language acquisition and mental development, learning interaction strategy, emergence of communication, and learning  ... 
arXiv:1509.08973v1 fatcat:yg6bscvy2fdpdhapltyonvhs2a

Editorial: Machine Learning Methods for High-Level Cognitive Capabilities in Robotics

Tadahiro Taniguchi, Emre Ugur, Tetsuya Ogata, Takayuki Nagai, Yiannis Demiris
2019 Frontiers in Neurorobotics  
AUTHOR CONTRIBUTIONS All authors listed have made a substantial, direct and intellectual contribution to the work, and approved it for publication.  ...  Taniguchi et al. proposed a new multimodal cross-situational learning method for language acquisition.  ...  ABOUT THE RESEARCH TOPIC We are pleased to present 9 research articles, related to motor and behavior learning, concept formation, language acquisition, and cognitive architecture.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fnbot.2019.00083 pmid:31695604 pmcid:PMC6817914 fatcat:rwpsvxndezgchp2m75vwjeipoq

Building Human-like Communicative Intelligence: A Grounded Perspective

Marina Dubova
2021 Cognitive Systems Research  
This paper aims to: (1) suggest that the dominant cognitively-inspired AI directions, based on nativist and symbolic paradigms, lack necessary substantiation and concreteness to guide progress in modern  ...  I review results on 4E research lines in Cognitive Science to distinguish the main aspects of naturalistic learning conditions that play causal roles for human language development.  ...  PCL, EASy, and Building a Mind lab meetings for their valuable comments on the earlier versions of this manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cogsys.2021.12.002 fatcat:c2dwpl43dba2dduhmbm4fg2ayy

DAC-h3: A Proactive Robot Cognitive Architecture to Acquire and Express Knowledge About the World and the Self

Clement Moulin-Frier, Tobias Fischer, Maxime Petit, Gregoire Pointeau, Jordi-Ysard Puigbo, Ugo Pattacini, Sock Ching Low, Daniel Camilleri, Phuong Nguyen, Matej Hoffmann, Hyung Jin Chang, Martina Zambelli (+7 others)
2017 IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems  
The framework, based on a biologically-grounded theory of the brain and mind, integrates a reactive interaction engine, a number of state-of-the-art perceptual and motor learning algorithms, as well as  ...  The architecture as a whole drives the robot behavior to solve the symbol grounding problem, acquire language capabilities, execute goal-oriented behavior, and express a verbal narrative of its own experience  ...  The narrative structure learning module builds on the language processing and ABM capabilities.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tcds.2017.2754143 fatcat:swifxtmrgzaudecqqhcvmzoh5q

Multimodal communication in animals, humans and robots: An introduction to perspectives in brain-inspired informatics

S. Wermter, M. Page, M. Knowles, V. Gallese, F. Pulvermüller, J. Taylor
2009 Neural Networks  
Examples of such projects include learning by imitation (Edici project), examining the origin of human rule-based reasoning (Far), studying the neural origins of language (Neurocom), exploring the evolutionary  ...  The present special issue includes a range of papers on the interplay between neuroinformatics, brain science and robotics in the general area of higher cognitive functions and multimodal communication  ...  for language acquisition, skill learning, socialisation and enculturation.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.neunet.2009.01.004 pmid:19216049 fatcat:cbesknotxfefboykuu2b5iwnsm

Spoken language acquisition via human-robot interaction

Qiong Liu, T. Huang, Ying Wu, S. Levinson
2001 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, 2001. ICME 2001.  
In the subproject, a multisensory mobile robot is used as the interface for human-computer interaction, and spoken language is taught to the computer through natural human-robot interaction.  ...  This approach allows our system to learn multilingual speech patterns online.  ...  AN INTERACTIVE & INCREMENTAL LEARNING ALGORITHM Interactive and Incremental Learning in a Static Feature Space The main idea of our algorithm is based on Vector Quantization (VQ) and posterior probability  ... 
doi:10.1109/icme.2001.1237871 dblp:conf/icmcs/LiuHWL01 fatcat:rhhsqc47wrew3dhqfwlb6456om

Embodied Language Learning and Cognitive Bootstrapping: Methods and Design Principles

Caroline Lyon, Chrystopher L. Nehaniv, Joe Saunders, Tony Belpaeme, Ambra Bisio, Kerstin Fischer, Frank Förster, Hagen Lehmann, Giorgio Metta, Vishwanathan Mohan, Anthony Morse, Stefano Nolfi (+8 others)
2016 International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems  
in particular, language acquisition in robots.  ...  Co-development of action, conceptualization and social interaction mutually scaffold and support each other within a virtuous feedback cycle in the development of human language in children.  ...  The first section reports on work with multimodal language learning methodologies.  ... 
doi:10.5772/63462 fatcat:2mo4qhjih5adnhqgyxeeue2k4y

Crossmodal Language Grounding in an Embodied Neurocognitive Model [article]

Stefan Heinrich, Yuan Yao, Tobias Hinz, Zhiyuan Liu, Thomas Hummel, Matthias Kerzel, Cornelius Weber, Stefan Wermter
2020 arXiv   pre-print
It addresses developmental robotic interaction and extends its learning capabilities using larger-scale knowledge-based data.  ...  Their language learning seems to occur simultaneously with learning other cognitive functions as well as with playful interactions with the environment and caregivers.  ...  FUNDING The authors gratefully acknowledge partial support from the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) under project Crossmodal Learning (TRR-169).  ... 
arXiv:2006.13546v1 fatcat:ok7lhtpparg3ni33bxagjuoyae

Grounding abstract action words through the hierarchical organization of motor primitives

Francesca Stramandinoli, Davide Marocco, Angelo Cangelosi
2013 2013 IEEE Third Joint International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL)  
Studies conducted on children's early vocabulary acquisition have shown that, when children learn to speak, they first learn concrete nouns (e.g. object's names) and then abstract ones (e.g. verbs) [1]  ...  Providing robots with the capability to comprehend and produce language in a "human-like" manner represents a powerful tool for flexible and intelligent interaction between robots and human beings.  ...  Studies conducted on children's early vocabulary acquisition have shown that, when children learn to speak, they first learn concrete nouns (e.g. object's names) and then abstract ones (e.g. verbs) [1  ... 
doi:10.1109/devlrn.2013.6652543 dblp:conf/icdl-epirob/StramandinoliMC13 fatcat:xnlz6dr4dzfivbbudfoairlyyi

Speaking without Thinking: Embodiment, Speech Technology and Social Signal Processing [chapter]

Tim Rohrer
2011 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Developmental studies have shown that language comprehension and production involves infants learning by imitation from their caregivers to coordinate multimodal schemas that cross from one perceptual  ...  As with the Gestalt perceptual structures, image schemas are dynamic perceptual wholes which prompt for 'normal' pattern completions based on our recurrent experiences in interacting with the world.  ...  Consider some of the evidence from how infants learn what noises and what motor movements constitute their native language.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-18184-9_2 fatcat:qctyhwi27zcejobuzu47dqjvqy

Guest Editorial Special Issue on Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Mechanisms of Language Learning

Malte Schilling, Katharina J. Rohlfing, Paul Vogt, Chen Yu, Michael Spranger
2020 IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems  
Language facilitates such learning and plays a crucial role. On the one hand, it coordinates our interactions and cooperative behavior [item 2) in the Appendix).  ...  These interactions are multimodal in nature and vary across contexts.  ...  To study this, he uses a variety of techniques, ranging from agent-based modeling, child-robot interaction, and psycholinguistic experiments to ethnographic research of childrens language acquisition in  ... 
doi:10.1109/tcds.2020.2991470 fatcat:wxdugpevvjh45nwstfglwypiya

Move to literacy: fanning emergent literacy in early childhood education in a

Lorayne Excell
2011 South African Journal of Childhood Education  
A more informal, play-based approach towards teaching and learning appears to be a successful way of nurturing literacy processes.  ...  A literate child is one who is able to read, write, speak and listen. Literacy begins at birth, and continues steadily as children develop.  ...  Multimodal pedagogies exempli-9. fied here are a move away from the traditional monomodal approaches to teaching and learning with their focus on language as the primary mode of learning.  ... 
doi:10.4102/sajce.v1i2.83 fatcat:ochvehoo65ci7ffxbnxhfoy7pu

Development of Abstract Word Knowledge

Lorraine D. Reggin, Emiko J. Muraki, Penny M. Pexman
2021 Frontiers in Psychology  
We tested two specific proposals for how abstract words are learned: the affective embodiment account, that emotional experience is key to learning abstract word meanings, and the learning through language  ...  We examined acquisition of abstract word meanings, using data on development of vocabulary knowledge from early school to University ages.  ...  Based on an embodied theory of language development, word meanings are grounded and therefore learned through experience with the world.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2021.686478 pmid:34163413 pmcid:PMC8215159 fatcat:anlgun2qnfcqdcpydqjo37p3nq

Language as a multimodal phenomenon: implications for language learning, processing and evolution

G. Vigliocco, P. Perniss, D. Vinson
2014 Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences  
We thank three reviewers for helpful comments on an earlier version of this introduction.  ...  Our understanding of the cognitive and neural underpinnings of language has traditionally been firmly based on spoken Indo-European languages and on language studied as speech or text.  ...  Together, the contributions by Goldin-Meadow and Liszkowski provide strong evidence for the use of multimodal cues in language acquisition, especially in shaping the language learning trajectory.  ... 
doi:10.1098/rstb.2013.0292 pmid:25092660 pmcid:PMC4123671 fatcat:3oittdypzvcy7kbhhl3pck47wm
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