#712 Overall Influence

Rodney Brooks

Australian Roboticist


Why is this person notable and influential?

From Wikipedia

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 and former director of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He 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.AI . Outside the scientific community Brooks is also known for his appearance in a film featuring him and his work, .

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What schools is this person affiliated with?

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Carnegie Mellon University

Private research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Flinders University

Public university in Adelaide, South Australia

Stanford University

Private research university located in Stanford, California, United States

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#33 World Rank
#46 World Rank
Computer Science