PublisherThe Computer Museum
Place of PublicationBoston, MA
DescriptionA part of the The Computer Museum Slide Series Five: Robots
Text from Robot Slide Series insert -
"Shakey was the first mobile robot to use artificial intelligence to control its actions. Driven by a problem-solving program called STRIPS, and equiped with sensing devices, it could find out information about its environment and use this information to plan and follow a route. Shakey used a TV camera, laser range, and bump sensors to collect information which it transmitted to DEC PDP-10 and DEC PDP-15 computers. These computers radioed back commands that made Shakey move. This process took about half an hour to move Shakey one meter. Developed by SRI International; on loan from SRI International, Menlo Park, California"