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 Project Leader,  SHAKEY the robot


SHAKEY was the world’s first mobile, intelligent robot.  It had a video system with visual scene interpretation and obstacle avoidance; a full planning system that both created plans and monitored their real-world execution; and a multi-level, tiered control architecture very similar to those used today.  SHAKEY now resides in the Computer History Museum, and has been named by the IEEE as  a Milestone in the history of electrical engineering and computing.




Director, SRI Artificial Intelligence Center


During the years that the field of AI was blossoming, the SRI AI Center was one of the four leading groups in the world in this field.

 

Founding Director, Fairchild/Schlumberger Artificial Intelligence Center


Schlumberger was the first major corporation to take AI seriously, and this was the first corporate AI research center in the world.
 

Co-founder and President, Syntelligence, Inc.


Syntelligence created the first expert systems for assessing the risk of major financial transactions.  There were thousands of professional users who employed Syntelligence systems to evaluate many billions of dollars of financial transactions.
 

Founder, Chairman and President

Ricoh Innovations, Inc. (Menlo Park, California)


Group Senior Vice President

Ricoh Company, Ltd.  (Tokyo, Japan)


Ricoh Innovations, Inc. is a most unusual company, as you can see from skimming our site.
 

Ricoh Company, Ltd. Central Research Laboratory
Yokohama, Japan
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