Commanding Robots Using Natural Language
Would you like to see a robot give a high five by just asking it to? Brian Thomas, from the Brown University Robotics Group, came up with a way to command robots to give a high five and perform many other actions using spoken or written language. During his internship at Willow Garage, Brian developed a system, called RoboFrameNet, so that robots respond to pre-programmed spoken or written human language actions.
Full article on the Willow Garage website.