Enhancing Intelligent Robot Navigation with the Evolution of a Robot-Friendly Language (2005–2007)
This project develops new methods for navigation and human interaction for intelligent robots. Using a simulated model of part of the rat brain the robot will be able to learn a map of any area and then navigate using that map in much the same way that a rat learns to navigate a maze. In order for humans to be able to interact with this rat-like intelligence we must also teach it to communicate. We will use new techniques to let the robot evolve a language based on its own experiences - a ''