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Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 8571265, 8 pages
Review Article

Developmental and Evolutionary Lexicon Acquisition in Cognitive Agents/Robots with Grounding Principle: A Short Review

1Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
2University College of Engineering and Technology, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur 63100, Pakistan
3Centre for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics (CAIRO), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 54100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Received 30 December 2015; Revised 15 February 2016; Accepted 18 February 2016

Academic Editor: Ricardo Aler

Copyright © 2016 Nadia Rasheed and Shamsudin H. M. Amin. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Grounded language acquisition is an important issue, particularly to facilitate human-robot interactions in an intelligent and effective way. The evolutionary and developmental language acquisition are two innovative and important methodologies for the grounding of language in cognitive agents or robots, the aim of which is to address current limitations in robot design. This paper concentrates on these two main modelling methods with the grounding principle for the acquisition of linguistic ability in cognitive agents or robots. This review not only presents a survey of the methodologies and relevant computational cognitive agents or robotic models, but also highlights the advantages and progress of these approaches for the language grounding issue.