Baby robot learns new words, prepares for world domination

Robot can recognize colors and form words based on them

Over the past six years or so, I've watched my three children go from babies to real-life human beings that can form words and sentences (my youngest, about-to-turn-3, can just about form sentences that sort of make sense). So I've watched them as they go from babbling to nonsense words to actual words.

Why do I bring this up? No reason, other than there are now robots that can do the same. Check out this video from New Scientist, in which we see a not-that-creepy-looking robot learning words based on visual cues from a box.

More details on the robot are at this New Scientist article.

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