chapter  6
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Professor Rodney Brooks’ Robots

In 1986, Rodney Brooks, then a roboticist at the MIT Artificial

Intelligence Laboratory in the United States, announced a new robot.

This robot featured a novel design compared with conventional

robots. Brooks’ design methodology is known as subsumption

architecture. Conventional robots are generally called mechatronics

models, which Brooks called a Cartesian model. Figure 6.1 shows an

example of the mechatronics model.