Based on a report by Ann-Sophie
His name is iCub, and he is a small robot who is one metre in height, and who will perhaps one day be celebrated as being the first android to have learned how to speak thanks to learning methods similar to those which
human babies use.
The iCub robot using his "multimodal saliency-based attention system" whereby his eye and neck movement decisions are based on visual and acoustic saliency maps. The system gives iCub an emergent exploratory behavior.
After 4 years it is intended that iCub will be able to speak with the same capability of a toddler of 2 to 3 years of age. This linguistic acquisition will be correlated with the development of its social aptitudes and manipulative skills, which will create a cycle of positive feedback. Exactly as a child who learns by imitating his parents and by interacting with the environment around them.
The icub robot drumming
The iCub at Plymouth is part of a european artificial intelligence project involving 4 robots at different sites around the UK. This experiment is only one stage in the perfecting of social robots which will perhaps be present in the homes of the next generation of humans. Maybe our own children will be teaching future iCubs to speak, learn and interact with them.
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