#217 – Rodney Brooks: Robotics

Rodney Brooks is a roboticist, former head of CSAIL at MIT, and co-founder of iRobot, Rethink Robotics, and Robust.AI. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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Here’s the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.
(00:00) – Introduction
(07:33) – First robots
(28:58) – Brains and computers
(1:01:47) – Self-driving cars
(1:21:57) – Believing in the impossible
(1:32:47) – Predictions
(1:43:49) – iRobot
(2:11:11) – Sharing an office with AI experts
(2:23:21) – Advice for young people
(2:27:07) – Meaning of life