Rodney A. Brooks

RODNEY A. BROOKS is Director of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), and Panasonic Professor of Panasonic Professor of Robotics. He is also Chief Technical Officer of iRobot Corporation.

His research is concerned with both the engineering of intelligent robots to operate in unstructured environments, and with understanding human intelligence through building humanoid robots. He has published papers and books in model-based computer vision, path planning, uncertainty analysis, robot assembly, active vision, autonomous robots, micro-robots, micro-actuators, planetary exploration, representation, artificial life, humanoid robots, and compiler design.

He starred as himself in the Errol Morris movie "Fast, Cheap and Out of Control"; named for one of his scientific papers, a Sony Classics picture, now available on videocassette. His most recent book was Flesh and Machines: How Robots Will Change Us.

Further reading on Edge:

"The Deep Question"

"Beyond Computation"

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CSAIL — Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

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