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Mountain View in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Shakey: The World's First Mobile Intelligent Robot, 1972

IEEE Milestone In Electrical Engineering And Computing

 
 
Shakey: The World's First Mobile Intelligent Robot, 1972 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 26, 2017
1. Shakey: The World's First Mobile Intelligent Robot, 1972 Marker
Inscription.  Stanford Research Institute's Artificial Intelligence Center developed the world's first mobile intelligent robot, Shakey. It could perceive its surroundings, infer implicit facts from explicit ones, create plans, recover from errors in plan execution, and communicate using ordinary English. Shakey's software architecture, computer vision, and methods for navigation and planning proved seminal in robotics and in the design of web servers, automobiles, factories, video games, and Mars rovers.
 
Erected 2017 by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the IEEE Milestones in Electrical Engineering and Computing series list.
 
Location. 37° 24.887′ N, 122° 4.658′ W. Marker is in Mountain View, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of N Shoreline Blvd. and La Avenida Street, on the right when traveling north. Located
Shakey: The World's First Mobile Intelligent Robot, 1972 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 26, 2017
2. Shakey: The World's First Mobile Intelligent Robot, 1972 Marker
At the right is the entrance to the Computer History Museum
at the Computer History Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View CA 94043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Computer History Museum, 1979 (here, next to this marker); Site of the John W. Whisman Home (approx. 0.8 miles away); Shenandoah Plaza (approx. one mile away); The Spirit of the Times (approx. 1.3 miles away); Rengstorff House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mariano Castro Adobe (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Mountain View Train Depot (approx. 1.4 miles away); First Commercially Practicable Integrated Circuit (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mountain View.
 
Also see . . .  Computer History Museum. (Submitted on April 29, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Computer History Museum image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 26, 2017
3. Computer History Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2017. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on August 8, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 29, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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