Rodney Brooks

Rodney Brooks is Panasonic Professor of Robotics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also Chief Technical Officer and sits on the Board of iRobot Corp. From July 1, 2003 until June 30, 2007, he was director of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory; prior to that, he was director of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

He chatted with me this morning about my deep-seated obsession to have a humanoid robot and HAL-like AI.

Prof Brooks will be speaking at the Singularity Summit in California next month. Get your tickets here.

For more reading about the current state of robots:

  • NY Times article “The Real Transformers”
  • Honda’s ASIMO
  • The robot fly spy
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