According to Red Orbit, linguist, Jeffrey Heinz, and mechanical engineer, Bert Tanner, share the goal of creating a robotics devices capable of learning complex subjects such as language. The two professionals are currently exploring the advent of adaptive technology in an effort to better understand how both humans and robots learn from the world around them.
"We would like to make the robots adaptive – learn about their environment and reconfigure themselves based on the knowledge they acquire," Tanner told the news source.
The machines, in theory, will be able to communicate with each other. Also, the media outlet reported group dynamics will come into play when the robotics systems interact with like-minded machines. Tanner and Heinz asserted that a robot will be aware of the limitations of its design and delegate tasks to other, more capable robots, creating a cohesive team capable of solving complex problems.
Communication between autonomous robotics systems is a growing trend in the industry. Recently, two devices called Lingodroids were developed in Australia, Reuters reported. Using area scanners and other adaptive technologies, the devices developed their own unique language in which they communicate with each other.