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Virtual iCub Robot Counts Like a Human

by Conner Flynn
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The iCub robot is creepy enough, but now it turns out that there’s a virtual version of the robot that researchers are playing around with. This virtual version is capable of counting by linking its body to the numbers, just like humans.


It’s called SNARC (spatial-numerical association of response codes). It means that people associate small numbers with the left side of our body and large numbers with our right. Take pressing a button. People respond faster with their left hand when the number is small and with their right hand when the number is large.

This virtual iCub has been given this quirk. The idea is that this simulation of iCub will be exposed to these processes and it might help it form connections in the same way a human does.

[via New Scientist]

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