Robots, evolution, and construction grammar.

2014. №2, 110-119

Julija L. Kuznecova
University of the Arctic, Tromsø, Norway;


This paper presents works of the research group led by Luc Steels. The group models language evolution using man-like robots as subjects. The paper uses results of several experiments as examples. We see how robots classify objects (in the experiment robots tag and group different colors). We observe how robots use concepts related to embodiment (concepts sit, lie and stand are used to describe objects’ location). We see how robots acquire language constructions (Russian prefi xed verbs serve as an example).