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Rodney Brooks

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Rodney Brooks's Biography

Rodney Allen Brooks (born December 30, 1954, in Adelaide, Australia) is the former Panasonic professor of robotics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since 1986 he has authored a series of highly influential papers which have inaugurated a fundamental shift in artificial intelligence research. Outside the scientific community Brooks is also known for his appearance in a film featuring him and his work, Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control. He is now the chairman and chief technical officer for Heartland Robotics in Boston.

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  • Roomba's secret military tech

      News Source: CNN | 4 months ago
    Colin Angle, who co-founded manufacturers iRobot in 1990 with fellow MIT alums Rodney Brooks and Helen Greiner, hails Roomba as "the world's first practical home robot." The company is now hoping to infiltrate the boardroom with its wandering " AVA "
  • How TED got famous

      News Source: CNN | 4 months ago
    In February 1984, a group of tech enthusiasts gathered in Monterey, California, to share thoughts on three subjects -- technology, entertainment and design. It was the start of the acronym (and the organization) TED, which marks its first three
  • Which scientific ideas do we need to get rid of?

      News Source: io9 | 6 months ago
    It's the start of the new year, and that means it's time for the Edge's annual Big Question and as always, it's a provocative one. Nearly 170 prominent thinkers were asked: " What scientific idea is ready for retirement? " Here's what they said. "

Rodney Brooks Blogs

  • RealClearMarkets - Revolutionary Retiree Investment ...

      Blog Source: | 4 months ago
    March 26, 2014. The Best Retirement Advice For Many: Don't. Rodney Brooks, USA Today. March 27, 2014 ... April 1, 2014. Retirement Living: Dreams Just a Plan Away Rodney Brooks, USA Today. March 20, 2014. Where to Save After ...
  • Robots And Tech: MIT's Cog (1)

      Blog Source: | 4 months ago
    MIT's Cog (1). MIT's Cog (1) Rodney Brooks and his team at MIT give an overview of their humanoid robot Cog. It was retired in 2003. More info: ...
  • Watch This – TED Talk by Rodney Brooks On “Why We Will Rely ...

      Blog Source: | 6 months ago
    Rodney Brooks talks about why we will be collaborating with robots rather than competing with them for jobs in industry, how robots working will be beneficial in an aging population and how Baxter could be the future of help at home.

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