Rodney Allen Brooks was born on 30 December 1954 and is an Australian roboticist, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, author, and robotics entrepreneur, most known for popularizing the actionist approach to robotics.
11 Facts About Rodney Brooks
Rodney Brooks was a Panasonic Professor of Robotics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and former director of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
Rodney Brooks is a founder and former Chief Technical Officer of iRobot and co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Technical Officer of Rethink Robotics and currently is the co-founder and Chief Technical Officer of Robust.
Rodney Brooks has held research positions at Carnegie Mellon University and MIT and a faculty position at Stanford University.
Rodney Brooks was Panasonic Professor of Robotics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Rodney Brooks was director of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, previously the "Artificial Intelligence Laboratory".
Rodney Brooks became a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 2004 for contributions to the foundations and applications of robotics, including the establishment of consumer and hazardous environment robotics industries.
Rodney Brooks was an entrepreneur before leaving academia to found Rethink Robotics.
Rodney Brooks was one of ten founders of Lucid Inc.
Rodney Brooks experimented with off-the-shelf components, such as Fischertechnik and Lego, and tried to make robots self-replicate by putting together clones of themselves using the components.
Rodney Brooks's robots include mini-robots used in oil wells explorations without cables, the robots that searched for survivors at Ground Zero in New York, and the robots used in medicine doing robotic surgery.