# Language Evolution and Computation Bibliography

 Journal :: Robotics and Autonomous Systems 2018 Visual attention and object naming in humanoid robots using a bio-inspired spiking neural networkdoi.orgRobotics and Autonomous Systems 104:56-71, 2018Recent advances in behavioural and computational neuroscience, cognitive robotics, and in the hardware implementation of large-scale neural networks, provide the opportunity for an accelerated understanding of brain functions and for the design of interactive robotic systems ...MORE ⇓Recent advances in behavioural and computational neuroscience, cognitive robotics, and in the hardware implementation of large-scale neural networks, provide the opportunity for an accelerated understanding of brain functions and for the design of interactive robotic systems based on brain-inspired control systems. This is especially the case in the domain of action and language learning, given the significant scientific and technological developments in this field. In this work we describe how a neuroanatomically grounded spiking neural network for visual attention has been extended with a word learning capability and integrated with the iCub humanoid robot to demonstrate attention-led object naming. Experiments were carried out with both a simulated and a real iCub robot platform with successful results. The iCub robot is capable of associating a label to an object with a preferred orientation when visual and word stimuli are presented concurrently in the scene, as well as attending to said object, thus naming it. After learning is complete, the name of the object can be recalled successfully when only the visual input is present, even when the object has been moved from its original position or when other objects are present as distractors. 2003 P VogtRobotics and Autonomous Systems 43(2-3):109-120, 2003This paper presents arguments for approaching the anchoring problem using {\em semiotic symbols}. Semiotic symbols are defined by a triadic relation between forms, meanings and referents, thus having an implicit relation to the real world.Anchors are formed between these three ...MORE ⇓This paper presents arguments for approaching the anchoring problem using {\em semiotic symbols}. Semiotic symbols are defined by a triadic relation between forms, meanings and referents, thus having an implicit relation to the real world.Anchors are formed between these three elements rather than between traditional' symbols and sensory images. This allows an optimization between the form (i.e. the traditional' symbol) and the referent. A robotic experiment based on adaptive language games illustrates how the anchoring of semiotic symbols can be achieved in a bottom-up fashion. The paper concludes that applying semiotic symbols is a potentially valuable approach toward anchoring. Robotics and Autonomous Systems 43(2-3):163-173, 2003The paper describes a system for open-ended communication by autonomous robots about event descriptions anchored in reality through the robot's sensori-motor apparatus. The events are dynamic and agents must continually track changing situations at multiple levels of detail ...MORE ⇓The paper describes a system for open-ended communication by autonomous robots about event descriptions anchored in reality through the robot's sensori-motor apparatus. The events are dynamic and agents must continually track changing situations at multiple levels of detail through their vision system. We are specifically concerned with the question how grounding can become shared through the use of external (symbolic) representations, such as natural language expressions.