Can young children learn words from a robot?

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Moriguchi, Yusuke; Kanda, Takayuki; Ishiguro, Hiroshi; Shimada, Yoko; Itakura, Shoji;
  • Publisher: John Benjamins
  • Journal: Interaction Studies, issue 1, pages 107-118 (issn: 1572-0373)
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  • Subject: developmental cybernetics | social cognition | cognitive development | word learning
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Young children generally learn words from other people. Recent research has shown that children can learn new actions and skills from nonhuman agents. This study examines whether young children could learn words from a robot. Preschool children were shown a video in whi... View more
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