Shakey Ever After? Questioning Tacit Assumptions in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence


Shakey the robot was a milestone of autonomous robots and artificial intelligence. Its design principles have dominated research until now. Tacit philosophical and architectural assumptions have impoverished the space of research topics and methods. I point out ways to overcome this impasse with sideglances to other scientific fields.

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Kirsch, A. Shakey Ever After? Questioning Tacit Assumptions in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. Künstl Intell 33, 423–428 (2019).

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  • Shakey
  • Architectures
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