Machine Speak: Robot Baby Learns Words

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http://ectnews.com.feedsportal.com – It's a cute little robot learning how to say "green" and "blue." And as part of a major project undertaken by robotics researchers at the University of Hertfordshire, it's also promising to transform perceptions of how robots -- and humans -- learn language. DeeChee, which is built to look, act and learn like a 6-to-14-month-old child, is the subject of a new research report. DeeChee is designed on the open source iCub platform, which is available for anyone to create similar robots for a variety of types of research. (General)