Language Grounding in Robots

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Open-ended Procedural Semantics

  • Michael SprangerAffiliated withSony Computer Science LaboratorySystems Technology Laboratory, Sony Corporation Email author 
  • , Simon PauwAffiliated withILLC, University of Amsterdam
  • , Martin LoetzschAffiliated withAI Lab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • , Luc SteelsAffiliated withSony Computer Science LaboratoryICREA Institute for Evolutionary Biology (UPF-CSIC)

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This chapter introduces the computational infrastructure that is used to bridge the gap between results from sensorimotor processing and language. It consists of a system called Incremental Recruitment Language (IRL) that is able to configure a network of cognitive operations to achieve a particular communicative goal. IRL contains mechanisms for finding such networks, chunking subnetworks for more efficient later reuse, and completing partial networks (as possibly derived from incomplete or only partially understood sentences).

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Incremental Recruitment Language cognitive semantics procedural meaning flexible interpretation open-ended conceptualization