Guide to Shakey: An Experiment in Robot Planning and Learning

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: V0326
Creator: Hart, Peter.
Creator: Nilsson, Nils J., 1933-
Title: Shakey: An Experiment in robot planning and learning [videorecording]
Dates: 1972
Physical Description: 0.75 Linear feet
Summary: From 1966 through 1972, the Artificial Intelligence Center at SRI International (then Stanford Research Institute) conducted research on a mobile robot system nicknamed “Shakey.” Endowed with a limited ability to perceive and model its environment, Shakey could perform tasks that required planning, route-finding, and the rearranging of simple objects.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

Administrative Information

Information about Access

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Cite As

Shakey: An Experiment in Robot Planning and Learning (V0326). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Description of the Collection

From 1966 through 1972, the Artificial Intelligence Center at SRI International (then Stanford Research Institute) conducted research on a mobile robot system nicknamed "Shakey." Endowed with a limited ability to perceive and model its environment, Shakey could perform tasks that required planning, route-finding, and the rearranging of simple objects.
Film producered by Peter Hart and Nils Nilsson.

Access Terms

Hart, Peter.
Nilsson, Nils J., 1933-
Artificial intelligence.
Robotics.

General note

This DVD is a film to tape transfer of the original 16mm film housed in the Stanford University Archives (Film E116).

Collection Contents

Box 1

FILM E116 Original film

Original film

Physical Description: 1 film reel(s) (16mm)
Box 1

Use copy

Physical Description: 1 optical disc(s) (DVD)