Research of the Robotic Life Group

For an overview of current research projects, please visit the group website.


Various samples of my projects are on exhibit at the following locales
  • MIT Museum Robots and Beyond: Exploring Artificial Intelligence at MIT
  • SIGGRAPH 2002, Emerging Technologies Exhibit
  • Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum 2003 National Design Triennial

Past Research

For an overview of my past research projects while at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab, please visit the following sites. (Please note my name change in earlier works.)

Kismet, a sociable robot (Sc.D. thesis)

Cog, an upper torso humanoid robot

  • Brooks, R., Breazeal, C., Marjanovic, M., Scassellati, B., and Williamson, M. (1999), "The Cog Project: Building a Humanoid Robot", in C. Nehaniv (ed.), in Computation for Metaphors, Analogy, and Agents, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 1562, New York, Springer-Verlag, 52--87. (PDF file)
  • Brooks, R., Breazeal(Ferrell), C., Irie, R., Kemp, C., Marjanovic, M., Scassellati, B., and Williamson, M. (1998), "Alternative Essences of Intelligence", in Proceedings of the Fifteenth National Conference on Artificia Intelligence (AAAI 98), Madison, WI. 961--967. (PDF file)
  • Ferrell, C. (1996), "Orientation Behavior Using Registered Topographic Maps'', in Proceedings From the 4th International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior Conference, Cape Cod, MA, 94--103. (PDF file)

Hannibal, a planetary micro-rover prototype (S.M. thesis)

Overview of my graduate work at the AI Lab