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Embodied Communication in Humans and
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Ipke Wachsmuth, Manuela Lenzen, and Günther Knoblich

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199231751

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231751.001.0001

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The emergence of embodied communication in artificial agents and humans

The emergence of embodied communication in artificial agents and humans

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(p.229) 11 The emergence of embodied communication in artificial agents and humans
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Embodied Communication in Humans and Machines
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Bruno Galantucci

Luc Steels

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231751.003.0011

This chapter discusses the emergence of new communication systems and their expansion and adaptation in usage. It presents studies that focus exclusively on the mapping from meaning to form and from form to meaning. It discusses how the methodology is extended to consider the whole system involved in successful communication: from perception to language and from language to real world action in embodied agents. It also compares experiments on robotic modeling of emergent embodied communication with the empirical data coming from experiments with human subjects. Both lines of research provide exciting new evidence that abstract communication can emerge from concrete, practical interactions.

Keywords:   communication systems, perception, language, robotic modeling, embodied communication

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