Talking robots for the classroom

08.03.2008: Talking robots for the classroom

Cebit Hannover Hot Topics  

At CeBIT 2008, computer linguists from Saarland University will be demonstrating talking robots as a fun way of learning about new technology at schools.

With their target audience in mind, the scientists have chosen Lego Mindstorms robots as the subjects for their new voice technology applications. The robots can move around and perceive their environment via a series of sensors.

They can also talk - thanks to an easy-to-use voice dialogue system that the Saarland University research team has specially developed for school use. The demonstration at the display stand will involve one of these robots being given voice commands to fetch brightly-colored objects for CeBIT visitors.

This scenario can easily be modified for classroom use as a way of demonstrating the complex tasks computers need to perform in order to be able to see, feel and speak.

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08.03.2008 / MaP

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