Abstract

Imitation, play and dreams are as many means for the child to develop her/his understanding of the world and of its social rules. What if we were to have a robot we could play with? What if we could through play and daily interactions, as we do with our children, be a m odel for it and teach it (what?) to be human-like? This chapter describes the Robota dolls, a family of small humanoid robots, which can interact with the user in many ways, imitating gestures, learning how to dance and learning how to speak.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Aude Billard
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of Southern CaliforniaUSA

Personalised recommendations