Relevance of Robot Research to Artificial Intelligence
by Raphael, Bertram
Technical Note 13
Institution: AI Center, SRI International
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Note: Submitted for publication in the Proceedings of the 4th Systems Symposium, Formal systems and Non-Numerical Problem Solving by Computers, Case Western Reserve U, Cleveland, OH, November 19-20, 1968. Project 7494.
This paper takes the view that interest in the development of robot-like devices is both a natural consequence of past developments, and a necessary stimulant to future research in the evolution of artificial intelligence and non-numerical problem solving. We consider a robot to be a computer-controlled mechanism that can interact with its real-world environment in an autonomous, reasonably intelligent manner.