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.