Robots and artificial intelligence: parallel developments

  • Igor Aleksander
  • Henri Farreny
  • Malik Ghallab
Part of the Robot Technology book series (RT, volume 6)


Despite the curious historical fact that computers and robots have undergone a totally separate development until the late 1970s, writers on the future of computers foresaw the completely automated factory as being merely a matter of advancing the calculating performance of computational machinery. The potential for such progress was clearly foreseen as an improvement in the ‘intelligence’ of the task carried out by the computer. But in which way can a computer be said to be intelligent? This question comes into focus when the logical power of a computer is made to mesh with the mechanical power of a robot.


Expert System Logical Programming Noun Phrase Parallel Development Game Playing 
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  • Igor Aleksander
  • Henri Farreny
  • Malik Ghallab

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