Language Grounding in Robots

  • Luc Steels
  • Manfred Hild

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Embodiment and Behavior

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Manfred Hild, Torsten Siedel, Christian Benckendorff, Christian Thiele, Michael Spranger
      Pages 25-44
    3. Matthias Kubisch, Christian Benckendorff, Benjamin Werner, Stefan Bethge, Manfred Hild
      Pages 45-66
    4. Frank Pasemann, Christian Rempis, Arndt von Twickel
      Pages 67-86
  3. Perception

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Michael Spranger, Martin Loetzsch, Luc Steels
      Pages 89-110
    3. Sebastian Höfer, Michael Spranger, Manfred Hild
      Pages 111-130
  4. Conceptualization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Michael Spranger, Simon Pauw, Martin Loetzsch, Luc Steels
      Pages 153-172
  5. Language Processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Luc Steels, Joachim De Beule, Pieter Wellens
      Pages 195-213
    3. Katrien Beuls, Remi van Trijp, Pieter Wellens
      Pages 215-234
  6. Whole Systems Experiments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Kateryna Gerasymova, Michael Spranger
      Pages 237-254
    3. Luc Steels, Michael Spranger, Remi van Trijp, Sebastian Höfer, Manfred Hild
      Pages 255-276

About this book


Written by leading international experts, this volume presents contributions establishing the feasibility of human language-like communication with robots. The book explores the use of language games for structuring situated dialogues in which contextualized language communication and language acquisition can take place. Within the text are integrated experiments demonstrating the extensive research which targets artificial language evolution. Language Grounding in Robots uses the design layers necessary to create a fully operational communicating robot as a framework for the text, focusing on the following areas:  Embodiment; Behavior; Perception and Action; Conceptualization; Language Processing; Whole Systems Experiments. This book serves as an excellent reference for researchers interested in further study of artificial language evolution.


Artificial Intelligence Computational Linguistics Evolutionary Robotics Human Machine Interactions Language Processing Language acquistion Robotics cultural evolution embodiment grounding humanoid robot language evolution neural control neuroscience whole systems approach

Editors and affiliations

  • Luc Steels
    • 1
  • Manfred Hild
    • 2
  1. 1.Sony Computer Science LabParisFrance
  2. 2., Neurorobotics Research LabatoryHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany

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