Rodney Brooks

Computer Scientist

1954 –

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Who is Rodney Brooks?

Rodney Allen Brooks is an Australian roboticist, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, author, and robotics entrepreneur, most known for popularizing the actionist approach to robotics. He was a Panasonic Professor of Robotics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a founder and former Chief Technical Officer of iRobot and co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Technical Officer of Rethink Robotics. Outside the scientific community Brooks is also known for his appearance in a film featuring him and his work, Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control.

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Born
Dec 30, 1954
Adelaide
Also known as
  • Rod Brooks
  • Rodney A Brooks
  • Rodney Allen Brooks
  • Rodney A. Brooks
  • Prof Rodney Brooks
Religion
  • Atheism
Nationality
  • Australia
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Stanford University
  • Flinders University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Employment
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Chief Technology Officer, IRobot
  • Titles in academia, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
    ( - 2007/06/30)
Lived in
  • United States of America

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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