Evolution of Communication and Language in Embodied Agents

By Stefano Nolfi , Marco Mirolli

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This text explores the field that examines how embodied and situated agents, such as robots, evolve language and communicate with each other. It covers theoretical and methodological foundations, technological potentials and promising research directions.

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  • ISBN13: 978-3-6420-1249-5
  • 328 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: November 28, 2009
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • eBook Price: $129.00
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This field of research examines how embodied and situated agents, such as robots, evolve language and thus communicate with each other. This book is a comprehensive survey of the research in this emerging field. The contributions explain the theoretical and methodological foundations of the field, and then illustrate the scientific and technological potentials and promising research directions. The book also provides descriptions of research experiments and related open software and hardware tools, allowing the reader to gain a practical knowledge of the topic. The book will be of interest to scientists and undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of cognition, artificial life, artificial intelligence and linguistics.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Embodied and Communicating Agents: An Introduction.
  2. Self
  3. organization in Chemical Communication.
  4. Strategic Aspects of Communication.
  5. The Characteristics of Human Language.
  6. Evolution of Language as One of the Major Evolutionary Transitions.
  7. Language Network Development Analysis.
  8. Designing Self
  9. organizing Communication Systems in Embodied Agents: Theory, Methods and Assessment Criteria.
  10. Evolutionary Conditions for the Emergence of Commmunication.
  11. The Phylogenetic and the Adaptive Problems of Communication and Their Possible Solution: Insight from Modeling.
  12. Evolution of Signalling in a Multi
  13. robot System: Categorization and Communication.
  14. Evolution of Implicit and Explicit Communication.
  15. Designing Self
  16. organizing Communication Systems in Embodied Agents: Assessment and Open Challenges.
  17. Designing Human
  18. like Communication Systems.
  19. Evolving Grounded Communications Through Language Games.
  20. Mathematical Modeling of Semiotic Dynamics.
  21. Sensorimotor Grounding and Grounding Transfer with Epigenetic Robots.
  22. Developing Semantic Compositionality from the Interaction Between Linguistic and Behavioral Processes.
  23. Open Challenges in the Design of Language
  24. like Communication Systems.
  25. Potential Applications of Embodied and Communicating Agents.
  26. Open
  27. Source Tools: Evorobot*, Babel, E
  28. puck and Wiener.
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