Servo Magazine (May 2008)

Robytes | May 2008 | Chatty Cathy Reincarnated

By Jeff Eckert    View Digital Edition  

The concept of a mechanical talking adolescent isn’t exactly new, with the terminally cute Chatty Cathy dating back to 1960. But while Cathy — at her peak —could only speak 18 phrases, the iCub, designed by the RobotCub Consortium (, may soon be generating complex conversations on its own. An international group, led by the University of Plymouth (, began its Integration and Transfer of Action and Language Knowledge in Robots (ITALK) program on March 1 ...


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