Rodney Brooks Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Rodney Brooks Sayings: I'd rather have half of my idea change the world than my whole idea be I'd rather have half of my idea change the world than my whole idea be a few papers in a journal.
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Rodney Brooks Sayings: The most important thing for building a robot that you can interact with socially is The most important thing for building a robot that you can interact with socially is its visual attention system. Because what it pays attention to is what it's seeing and interacting with, and what you're understanding what it's doing.
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Rodney Brooks Sayings: You can make the assumption that most human drivers are not out to kill pedestrians. You can make the assumption that most human drivers are not out to kill pedestrians. Well, maybe in some parts of Boston they are. But with a person at the wheel who you can see, you behave accordingly. With the robotic car, how do you know what assumption to make?
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Rodney Brooks Sayings: I grew up in Adelaide, Australia. No one in my family had finished high school, I grew up in Adelaide, Australia. No one in my family had finished high school, and I was smart at mathematics, so I became an academic and got my Ph.D. in computer science at Stanford. I didn't set out to be a businessperson.
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Rodney Brooks Sayings: If you're doing something radically new, you need a team that's willing to go on If you're doing something radically new, you need a team that's willing to go on a ride that's very different from anything they've encountered before.
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Rodney Brooks Sayings: When I look out in the future, I can't imagine a world, 500 years from When I look out in the future, I can't imagine a world, 500 years from now, where we don't have robots everywhere.
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Rodney Brooks Sayings: Two big questions that people ask me are: if we make these robots more and Two big questions that people ask me are: if we make these robots more and more human-like, will we accept them - will they need rights eventually? And the other question people ask me is, will they want to take over?
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Rodney Brooks Sayings: One of the great things about the Roomba robot vacuum cleaner, which my company iRobot One of the great things about the Roomba robot vacuum cleaner, which my company iRobot designed, is that it's too cheap not to be autonomous.
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Rodney Brooks Sayings: Anything that's living is a machine. I'm a machine; my children are machines. I can Anything that's living is a machine. I'm a machine; my children are machines. I can step back and see them as being a bag of skin full of biomolecules that are interacting according to some laws.
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Rodney Brooks Sayings: So robots are good at very simple things like cleaning the floor, like doing a So robots are good at very simple things like cleaning the floor, like doing a repetitive task. Our robots have a little tiny bit of common sense. Our robots know that if they've got something in their hand and they drop it, it's gone. They shouldn't go and try and put it down.
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Rodney Brooks Sayings: If you make your robot look exactly like Albert Einstein, then the robot better be If you make your robot look exactly like Albert Einstein, then the robot better be as smart as Einstein, or its user is going to feel cheated.
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Rodney Brooks Sayings: Hands-on experience is the best way to learn about all the interdisciplinary aspects of robotics. Hands-on experience is the best way to learn about all the interdisciplinary aspects of robotics.
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Rodney Brooks Sayings: In 2008, I decided I wanted to begin a new venture, so I started Rethink In 2008, I decided I wanted to begin a new venture, so I started Rethink Robotics. We build factory robots that a person can learn to train in just a few minutes. In May 2011, I stepped off the iRobot board.
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Rodney Brooks Sayings: Artificial intelligence is a tool, not a threat Artificial intelligence is a tool, not a threat
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Rodney Brooks Sayings: Well, I think we are seeing some shifts in manufacturing. China, when you go in Well, I think we are seeing some shifts in manufacturing. China, when you go in and you talk to the big manufacturers there, the biggest problems in mainland China are recruiting and retention. There isn't an endless supply of cheap labor anymore in China. And it's now true that the labor rates in Mexico are lower than in China.
Rodney Brooks Sayings: Much to the surprise of the builders of the first digital computers, programs written for Much to the surprise of the builders of the first digital computers, programs written for them usually did not work.
Rodney Brooks Sayings: The question is, you know, will someone accidentally build a robot that takes over from The question is, you know, will someone accidentally build a robot that takes over from us? And that's sort of like this lone guy in the backyard, you know - 'I accidentally built a 747.' I don't think that's going to happen.
Rodney Brooks Sayings: The benefits of having robots could vastly outweigh the problems. The benefits of having robots could vastly outweigh the problems.
Rodney Brooks Sayings: In the future, I'm sure there will be a lot more robots in every aspect In the future, I'm sure there will be a lot more robots in every aspect of life. If you told people in 1985 that in 25 years they would have computers in their kitchen, it would have made no sense to them.
Rodney Brooks Sayings: If we are machines, then in principle at least, we should be able to build If we are machines, then in principle at least, we should be able to build machines out of other stuff, which are just as alive as we are.
Rodney Brooks Sayings: When people lose faith in the idea, you have to let them go, because they When people lose faith in the idea, you have to let them go, because they start to undermine it for everyone else.
Rodney Brooks Sayings: I won some genetic lottery. I always happened to be strangely good at mathematics in I won some genetic lottery. I always happened to be strangely good at mathematics in my head. I just popped out weird.
Rodney Brooks Sayings: Are those 'terrible' machines really putting those people out of work? Or are they getting Are those 'terrible' machines really putting those people out of work? Or are they getting rid of a really dull job that we shouldn't be torturing people with?
Rodney Brooks Sayings: We have to accept that we are just machines. That's certainly what modern molecular biology We have to accept that we are just machines. That's certainly what modern molecular biology says about us.
Rodney Brooks Sayings: So maybe with the research robots that are out there, people will come up with So maybe with the research robots that are out there, people will come up with ways to use them to take care of the elderly. And that can help me someday. Because, you know what? I'm heading in that direction.
Rodney Brooks Sayings: My talent is getting things to work that people think are many decades in the My talent is getting things to work that people think are many decades in the future. I say we can make them happen now.
Rodney Brooks Sayings: Every technology, every science that tells us more about ourselves, is scary at the time. Every technology, every science that tells us more about ourselves, is scary at the time.
Rodney Brooks Sayings: With the revolution around 1980 of PCs, the spreadsheet programs were tuned for office workers With the revolution around 1980 of PCs, the spreadsheet programs were tuned for office workers - not to replace office workers, but it respected office workers as being capable of being programmers. So office workers became programmers of spreadsheets. It increased their capabilities.
Rodney Brooks Sayings: It's reasonable to say that certain things we understand should perhaps have limits on how It's reasonable to say that certain things we understand should perhaps have limits on how they're used and how certain technologies are deployed. That's very much what we should do as a society.
Rodney Brooks Sayings: Robotics is very interdisciplinary, and so, except at a very few colleges, there is not Robotics is very interdisciplinary, and so, except at a very few colleges, there is not a major that is exactly fitted to robotics.
Rodney Brooks Sayings: I begin by looking for megatrends, changes in the world that will create major new I begin by looking for megatrends, changes in the world that will create major new demands. My goal is to create a company that can be there to meet those demands.
Rodney Brooks Sayings: I see robotic technology getting rid of the dangerous, the dirty, and the just plain I see robotic technology getting rid of the dangerous, the dirty, and the just plain boring jobs. Some people say, 'You can't. People won't have anything to do.' But we found things that were a lot easier than backbreaking labor in the sun and the fields. Let people rise to better things.
Rodney Brooks Sayings: I moved to MIT from Stanford in 1984 to teach, and became the founding director I moved to MIT from Stanford in 1984 to teach, and became the founding director of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab.
Rodney Brooks Sayings: Each of the essays in this volume ranges widely across technical and philosophical domains. They Each of the essays in this volume ranges widely across technical and philosophical domains. They examine both familiar automatons from throughout history and delight us with yet more that will likely be unfamiliar to most readers. But the real treat of the essays is how they will make Artificial Life researchers squirm as they recognize their own intellectual sleights of hand exposed for all to see. Those researchers and the Genesis Redux contributors are all ultimately interested in what it is that truly distinguishes us beings from other lumps of matter.
Rodney Brooks Sayings: I think it's very easy for people who are not deep in the technology itself I think it's very easy for people who are not deep in the technology itself to make generalizations, which may be a little dangerous. And we've certainly seen that recently with Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking, all saying AI is just taking off and it's going to take over the world very quickly. And the thing that they share is none of them work in this technological field.
Rodney Brooks Sayings: If you want a machine to be able to interact with people, it better not If you want a machine to be able to interact with people, it better not do things that are surprising to people.
Rodney Brooks Sayings: Computers sort of came around through games and toys. And you know, the first computer Computers sort of came around through games and toys. And you know, the first computer most people had in the house may have been a computer to play 'Pong,' a little microprocessor embedded, and then other games that came after that.
Rodney Brooks Sayings: People don't say, 'I just had a kid and I hope it turns out to People don't say, 'I just had a kid and I hope it turns out to be a factory worker.'