What’s New from MIT Robotics

I haven’t heard any robotics news coming out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in a while, so I decided to check up on them and see what’s going on.

MIT’s role in the history of robotics is unsurpassed, here is a quick recap.

In 1959 the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory was founded on the principle that vision, robotics, and language are the keys to understanding intelligence, and ultimately how the human mind works. The early work in AI pioneered many of the computing practices that are now standard in the field of computer science.

Founders included Marvin Minsky, John McCarthy (who invented Lisp) and a talented community of computer programmers. In the 1950s – 1970s, they shared a computer room with a computer (initially a PDP-6, and later a PDP-10) for which they built a time-sharing operating system called ITS.

MIT was at the forefront during both the exciting early days when it seemed Artificial Intelligence was right around the corner, and through the dark period when many had given up on the promise of artificial intelligence.

Things are still moving forward at MIT, have a look at Nexi…

Nexi was created by a group headed by Media Lab’s Cynthia Breazeal, known for earlier expressive robots such as Kismet, the new product is known as an MDS (mobile, dextrous, social) robot.

Visit www.Roslyn-Robot.com

 

 

Nexi was created by a group headed by Media Lab’s Cynthia Breazeal, known for earlier expressive robots such as Kismet, the new product is known as an MDS (mobile, dextrous, social) robot.

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