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Personal robot harnesses inner speech to talk itself through problems

Pepper the humanoid robot was launched in 2015 by Japanese firm Softbank

Robots made to serve as personal assistants are improving all the time, but the reasoning behind their decision-making is still something of a mystery to the everyday user. In an effort to improve communications between humans and their robotic counterparts, scientists in Italy have demonstrated the benefits of a form of robotic inner speech by getting a humanoid robot called Pepper to talk to itself as it solves problems, which also improved its ability to complete tasks.

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Category: Robotics, Technology

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