Rodney Brooks Quotes
If we are machines, then in principle at least, we should be able to build machines out of other stuff, which are just as alive as we are.
Able, Stuff, Alive
In the future, I’m sure there will be a lot more robots in every aspect of life. If you told people in 1985 that in 25 years they would have computers in their kitchen, it would have made no sense to them.
Life, Future, Computers
Two big questions that people ask me are: if we make these robots more and more human-like, will we accept them – will they need rights eventually? And the other question people ask me is, will they want to take over?
Question, Accept, Ask
I see robotic technology getting rid of the dangerous, the dirty, and the just plain boring jobs. Some people say, ‘You can’t. People won’t have anything to do.’ But we found things that were a lot easier than backbreaking labor in the sun and the fields. Let people rise to better things.
Technology, Getting, Found
One of the great things about the Roomba robot vacuum cleaner, which my company iRobot designed, is that it’s too cheap not to be autonomous.
Great, Company, Cheap
We have to accept that we are just machines. That’s certainly what modern molecular biology says about us.
Accept, Says, Modern