- Title: Robots that Talk and Listen
- Autor: Judith Markowitz
- Publisher (Publication Date): De Gruyter (November 17, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: | 1614516030
- ISBN-13: | 978-1614516033
- File Format: EPUB, PDF
Robots That Talk and Listen provides a forward-looking examination of speech and language in robots from technical, functional, and social perspectives.
Contributors address cultural foundations as well as the linguistic skills and technologies that robots need to function effectively in real-world settings. Among the most difficult and complex is the ability to understand and use language.
Speech-enabled automata are already serving as interactive toys, teachers aides, and research assistants. These robots will soon be joined by personal companions, industrial co-workers, and military support automata.
The social impact of these and other robots extends well beyond the specific tasks they perform. Contributors tackle the most knotty of those issues, notably acceptance of advanced, speech-enabled robots and developing ethical and moral controls for robots.
Topics in this book include:
Language and Beyond: The True Meaning of Speech Enabled
Robots in Myth and Media
Enabling Robots to Converse
Language Learning by Automata
Handling Noisy Settings
Empirical Studies of Robots in Real-World Environments
Acceptance of Intelligent Robots
Managing Robots that Can Lie and Deceive
Envisioning a World Shared with Intelligent Robots