Reading Robot Learns Like A Human

Reading Robot Learns Like A Human

"Marge," a device, developed by UK and Australian scientists can make intuitive leaps of logic, helping it understand text under changing conditions.

Kyana Gordon
  • 7 december 2010

Meet “Marge”, a young robot that knows that Barclays is a UK-based bank and is smart enough to read the New York Times. Thanks to artificial intuition, teaching a robot how to read and comprehend symbols has been achieved by robotic researchers. How is this possible?  In order to create a robot that could read almost as well as a human, Ingmar Posner and Paul Newman at the University of Oxford and collaborator Peter Corke at Queensland University of Technology had to address what allowed humans to read text better than robots. Edward Grant, Director of the Center for Robotics and Intelligent Machines at North Carolina State University explains:

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