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Robotics Videohistory Collection 1989-1990

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Interviewee:
Tsai, Lung-We  Search this
Chen, Jigien  Search this
Azarm, Shapour  Search this
Drap, Robert  Search this
Slutzkey, Joel  Search this
Sivaslian, Armen  Search this
Corley, Steven  Search this
Krotkov, Erik  Search this
Dowling, Kevin  Search this
Pangels, Henning  Search this
Bares, John  Search this
Wettergreen, David  Search this
Hoffman, Regis  Search this
Whittaker, William  Search this
Tanguy, Peter S  Search this
Albus, James  Search this
Wheatley, Thomas  Search this
Interviewer:
Lubar, Steven D  Search this
Subject:
Tsai, Lung-We  Search this
Chen, Jigien  Search this
Azarm, Shapour  Search this
Drap, Robert  Search this
Slutzkey, Joel  Search this
Sivaslian, Armen  Search this
Corley, Steven  Search this
Krotkov, Erik  Search this
Dowling, Kevin  Search this
Pangels, Henning  Search this
Bares, John  Search this
Wettergreen, David  Search this
Hoffman, Regis  Search this
Whittaker, William  Search this
Tanguy, Peter S  Search this
Albus, James  Search this
Wheatley, Thomas  Search this
Carnegie-Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)  Search this
Odetics Incorporated (Anaheim, California)  Search this
University of Maryland at College Park  Search this
Physical description:
12 videotapes (Reference copies). 14 digital .wmv files and .rm files (Reference copies)
Type:
Interviews
Collection descriptions
Videotapes
Oral history
Date:
1989
1989-1990
Notes:
(1) Description in control file; (2) name index to transcript.
Forms part of the Smithsonian Institution Videohistory Collection.
Organization:
(1) VHS tapes, 22 hours; digital video files, 14 hours; (2) transcript, 217 pages
Summary:
Robotics, the applied science of intelligent machines, poses significant design challenges to engineers. These interviews document the robotics development process in academic and corporate research environments.
Steven Lubar, National Museum of American History, conducted videotaped interviews with the field's practitioners at the University of Maryland at College Park; Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Odetics, Incorporated, Anaheim, California. Professors, students, technicians, and engineers explained design and development processes, and operated their robots. Interviewees included: Lung-We Tsai, Jigien Chen, Shapour Azarm, Robert Drap, Joel Slutzkey, Armen Sivaslian, Steven Corley, Erik Krotkov, Kevin Dowling, Henning Pangels, John Bares, David Wettergreen, Regis Hoffman, William Whittaker, Peter S. Tanguy, James Albus and Thomas Wheatley. Visual documentation includes laboratories, group interaction, robot components, and robots in operation.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Topic:
History of science and technology  Search this
Engineering  Search this
Robotics  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU009552
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217720