Rodney Brooks

World-renowned Roboticist & Entrepreneur
Keynote Speaker Rodney Brooks

Rodney Brooks

World-renowned Roboticist & Entrepreneur

Biography

Rodney Brooks came to fame when he successfully founded iRobot. He is the former director of MIT’s Computer Science and AI LAB and has cofounded Robust.AI, a robotics start-up which aims to build the world’s first industrial-grade cognitive platform for robots.

Rodney Brooks received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford. He joined MIT in 1984 and completed his service as a Professor of Robotics. Brooks co-founded iRobot in 1990 and served as CTO, Chairman and board member until 2011.  He was also the founding Director of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory from 1997 to 2007.  In 2008 he left MIT to found a new company, Rethink Robotics, whose mission was to apply advanced robotic intelligence to manufacturing and physical labour. He was the company’s Chairman and Chief Technical Officer until 2018. He has received several awards for his work in robotics and AI, including the IEEE Robotics and Automation Award in 2015.

Rodney Brooks shares his interesting insights on innovative robotics projects as well as how artificial intelligence can probably change the world. His compelling data and facts are essential for businesses trying to succeed in this extraordinary tech world of today.

Rodney Brook knows exactly how to captivate his audiences with his humorous and down-to-earth style in his highly impactful presentations.

Topics

  • Artificial Intelligence & Robotics and the Future – How Will They Change the World?
  • Creativity, Innovation and Advanced Technology
  • Smart, Collaborative Robots (Cobots)

Languages

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Publications

  • Flesh and Machines: How Robots Will Change Us (2003)
  • Cambrian Intelligence: The Early History of the New AI (1999)

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