Charles Rosen (scientist)
|Born||December 7, 1917|
|Died||December 8, 2002(aged 85)|
|Alma mater||McGill University|
|Known for||Shakey the robot|
Charles Rosen (December 7, 1917 – December 8, 2002) was a pioneer in artificial intelligence and founder of SRI International's Artificial Intelligence Center. He led the project that led to the development of Shakey the Robot, "who" now resides in a glass case at the Computer History Museum, in Mountain View, California.
Early life and education
Raised in Montreal, Rosen became a student at Cooper Union and received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1940; he returned to Montreal to study at McGill University, where he received his M. Eng. (in communications) in 1950.
While working at the General Electric Research Laboratory, in 1953 Rosen co-authored one of the first textbooks on transistor circuits. In 1956, Rosen received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Syracuse University (with a minor in solid state physics).
- Buchanan, Wyatt (2002-12-20). "Charles Rosen -- expert on robots, co-founder of winery". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2012-09-23.
- Shea, Richard F., editor (1953). Principles of Transistor Circuits (John Wiley and Sons, 1953).
- Stanford Research Institute (1969). "Development and Application of Question-Answering Techniques for a Remote-Access Medical Information Retrieval System," proposal submitted by the Stanford Research Institute on November 13, 1969. Online version (incorporating Rosen's CV) retrieved Oct. 23, 2007.
- Taber, George M. (2005). The Judgment of Paris: California vs. France (Simon & Schuster), pp. pg 181-182. ISBN 0-7432-4751-5