20+ years back - I got my first job in a robotics research lab -as a glorified tea boy playing with subsumption architectures in automonous robots, software agents and early VR equipment. Rod Brook's was kind enough to respond to a blind email and send me some papers on his work at MIT AI Lab. Since then I've followed his work with interest both at MIT AI lab and iRobot. His new start up company Rethink Robotics recently unveiled some of the technologies its been working on. Click on the image or title to learn more.