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Optimism: a conversation with Rodney Brooks

September 22, 2010

Rodney Brooks is the founder and chairman of Heartland Robotics and a founder and board member and former CTO of iRobot Corp. He was also the former director of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab and then CSAIL.
We discussed the need for a robotic solution to help small and medium-sized factories compete.
We also talked about movement in the agricultural business towards automation and robotics.
And about new funding opportunities for U.S. robotics research such as those recently announced by the Whitehouse Office of Science and Technology
Details here.

Frank Tobe
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Frank Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, and is also a panel member for Robohub's Robotics by Invitation series.


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