Robot Research at Stanford Research Institute
by Raphael, B.
Technical Note 64
Institution: AI Center, SRI International
Address: 333 Ravenswood Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Note: SRI Project 1530. TN 64. Second of two lectures for Japan Industrial Technology Association International Symposium on Pattern Information Processing Systems, Tokyo, March 6-17, 1972. Research supported by ARPA, contract DAHC04 72 C 000 8.
This paper begins by reviewing briefly the history of research in pattern recognition, problem solving, and robot systems. Then the evolution of "Shakey", the SRI robot system is described. After discussing some problems for future versions of the Shakey system, the paper concludes with a brief discussion of potential industrial applications of robot research.