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Early Artificial Intelligence Research : Caught on Film

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01-robot.mp3 Rick Greenblatt introduces himself, summarizes the contents of the film, and gives a detailed explanation of the DEC 340 display.
02-robot.mp3 Rick Greenblatt gives a detailed explanation of the various short clips in the film "Collage of AI Research Clips."
03-gas.mp3 Rick Greenblatt explains Mike Speciner's "Gas" simulation program from the film of the same name.
04-cubechess.mp3 This podcast contains an explanation of the several arms and programs shown in the film "More MIT AI Lab Research."
05-life.mp3 Rick Greenblatt explains the functioning and the importance of the program shown in "Roger Banks' Cellular Automata."
06-robot.mp3 Rick Greenblatt identifies the arm (and some of its characteristics) shown in this film.
07-arm.mp3 Rick Greenblatt explains the features and the technical details of the arms displayed in the film "MIT AI Lab Arms," and he talks also about the Vidisector.
08-turtle.mp3 Rick Greenblatt discusses the early parts of the LOGO system, how it was to be used, how it worked, and what happened to it after Papert created it.
09-robot.mp3 Rick tells what he can discover from watching the film "Butterfinger" from SAIL.
10-robot.mp3 Rick Greenblatt describes Seymour Papert with his students, fourth graders who are learning how to do basic programming on a turtle robot.
11-robot.mp3 Rick Greenblatt says this robot is not from MIT.
12-robot.mp3 Rick Greenblatt says this line-tracking robot is not from MIT.
13-cubechess.mp3 Rick Greenblatt identifies this as the open-loop AMF arm, followed by a chess program on a pdp-6 console of a 340 display
14-cube.mp3 Rick Greenblatt talks about the calibration of the AMF arm.
15-robot.mp3 Rick Greenblatt talks about the first computer (~1950) with an transisterized CPU from Lincoln Labs, known as the Memory Computer.
16-solar.mp3 Rick Greenblatt talks about Mike Beeler and the solar corona data he used to generate a color solar corona simulation. It was one of the first examples of a color display.
17-turtle.mp3 Rick Greenblatt talks about the original turtle robot, 1.2 feet in diameter with stepper motors and belts, using one of the first color displays. He also discusses how they were programmed, by child or adult in logo.
18-bongo.mp3 Rick Greenblatt talks about the importance of balance research, this video showing a child balancing on a bongo board.
19-cube.mp3 Rick Greenblatt talks about this machine's open loop cube manipulation.
20-cube.mp3 Rick Greenblatt discusses open loop cube manipulation.
21-bongo.mp3 Rick Greenblatt identifies researcher Cynthia Soloman on the bongo board.
22-turtle.mp3 Rick Greenblatt talks about Seymour Papert's turtle robot drawing shapes.
23-worm.mp3 Rick Greenblatt talks about this graphical worm and how it was programmed.
24-worm.mp3 Rick Greenblatt talks about these evolving graphics that involve circles and later color. The visual images seem like predecessors of modern day screen savers.
25-logo.mp3 Rick Greenblatt identifies a teletype printing logo programs with circle and color geometric graphics at the end of the clip.
26-robot.mp3 Rick Greenblatt talks in detail about the Winnagrad, Sussman,and Charneyac(?) on a complex system involving sophiticated semantics, and virtual simulation of a block manipulating robot with strategy.
27-solar.mp3 Rick Greenblatt gives an in-depth account of early music on computers as the solar corona graphics are accompanied by music.
28-logo.mp3 Rick Greenblatt identifies this film as logo on a teletype machine.
29-solar.mp3 Rick Greenblatt contrasts this solar corona visualization to the the limited simulation abilities at the time.
30-gas.mp3 Rick Greenblatt says this is a 2D physical simulation of circles with basic physics, in which the key concepts are direction of deflection and contour visualization.
31-robot.mp3 Rick Greenblatt discusses 35 teletype used for logo and turtle robot control.
32-mathlab.mp3 Rick Greenblatt gives a long and systematic explantion of how each element of this robot worked and was operated as well as the machines they used.
33-cube.mp3 Rick Greenblatt talks briefly about the cube manipulating robot's processor.
34-robot.mp3 Rick Greenblatt explains how this experiment used eyetracking as an input device for playing a competitive computer game.
35-screen.mp3 Rick Greenblatt and Tom Greene talk about how this program did mathematical modeling, designed by Karl Engelman.
36-wireforks.mp3 Rick Greenblatt talks about this fireworks representation on an early color display.
37-robot.mp3 Rick Greenblatt talks about a non-MIT arm on a post that recognizes polyhedrons, possibly japonese.
38-robot.mp3 Rick Greenblatt talks about a non-MIT assembly task, probably done for autobile manufacture by draper labs.
39-worm.mp3
40-logo.mp3 Rick Greenblatt tells us where this program was executed, and introduces John Roe.
41-radial.mp3 Rick Greenblatt talks about the people that the project of "Assembling a Radial Bearing" was accredited to.
42-radial.mp3 A clip of Rick Greenblath's description of the mood of the Stanford lab during the time of the "Butterfinger" project.
43-arm.mp3 Rick Greenblatt describes all of all the different elements from the lab shown in the video. He also describes, the Bennett Minsky arm.
44-logo.mp3 Rick Greenblatt tells us the name of the language that printer is printing.
45-robot.mp3 Rick Greenblatt provides insight into different areas of the lab shown in the "Small tour through the MIT AI lab during 1971" video, early problems with computer vision, and Brief history of first Chess programs.
46-robot.mp3 Rick Greenblatt describes the history of the Waltz program, and discusses the mood of the era when the program was written.
47-robot.mp3 Rick Greenblatt gives talks about his experience with the Versatran machine.
48-worm.mp3 Rick Greenblatt tells us what the “Bubbles” video is showing.
49-worm.mp3 Rick Greenblatt tells us about the Display turtle.
50-logo.mp3 Rick Greenblatt tells us about all of the individual elements that the camera is viewing in the “Random Shots out of Window” film, and gives us a brief description of the MIT campus during the era.
51-cube.mp3 Rick Greenblatt gives an insightfull explanation of the "RWG Robot stack" film.
52-robot.mp3 Rick Greenblatt tells us what the 340 screen on the “SHR DLU print” video is displaying, and who designed the program.
53-robot.mp3 Rick Greenblatt tells us about the robotic finger shown in the "Waltz Finger" film.
54-bongo.mp3 Rick Greenblatt tells us why there is a video of a kid on bongo.
55-worm.mp3 Rick Greenblatt tells us about the "Pornis scan" Film, and introduces the different people in the film.
56-life.mp3 Rick Greenblatt gives a description of the computer program shown in "MIT AI Lab Life Flick", and tells us about its significance.
57-screen.mp3 Rick Greenblatt talks about the early development of mathematics programs.
58-logo.mp3 no description available.
59-bongo.mp3 no description available.
60-bongo.mp3 no description available.
61-arm.mp3 Rick Greenblatt tells us about the chess program in the "Chess Game & Players", and the various characters that appear.
62-logo.mp3 Rick Greenblatt tells us what the “Logo Arrow Display” video is showing.
63-chess.mp3 Rick Greenblatt tells us about the chess program in the "Chess Game & Players", and the various characters that appear.
64-robot.mp3 Rick Greenblatt gives a description of the "Joel Moses at Terminal" video.
65-worm.mp3 Rick Greenblatt tells us about "Logo Arrow Display Two".
66-worm.mp3 Rick Greenblatt's tells us about the screen used in “Krakauer's CN Tour" video.
67-life.mp3 Rick Greenblatt explains what the program in the "Winograd's & Banks's Cellular Automata C" video is supposed to do.
68-gas.mp3 Rick Greenblatt tells us what the program in "Specinor's "Gas" program" video is?
69-gas.mp3 no description available.
70-gas.mp3 Rick Greenblatt identifies this as Speciner(?)'s gas.
71-robot.mp3 Rick Greenblatt identifies this as an ETL arm with vision and drum, not from MIT.
72-gas.mp3 Rick Greenblatt identifies this as a gas and then heart representation.
73-gas.mp3 Rick Greenblatt identifies this as a gas representation.
74-bongo.mp3 Rick Greenblatt identifies this as a bongo attempt with a 180 degree jump attempt.
75-logo.mp3 Rick Greenblatt identifies this as the big turtle controlled by a 35 teletype doing logo.
76-robot.mp3 Rick Greenblatt describes the Mahabola? vision and how its vidisector functioned.
77-life.mp3 Rick Greenblatt describes the Fredkin / Roger Banks cellular automota that simulate the game of life but can also generalize.
78-cube.mp3 Rick Greenblatt describes at length the MF arm and its entire calibration routine.
79-logo.mp3 Rick Greenblatt identifies the printed picture that claims to teach children thunking.
80-cube.mp3 Rick Greenblatt narrates the "Robot (NO 340) CBS" video, and gives insight into what the robot is doing.
81-mathlab.mp3 Rick Greenblatt tells us about the math lab program, and discusses the structure of different computers from the "math Programs" video.
82-screen.mp3 Rick Greenblatt talks about Carl Lingerman's mathematical program.
83-logo.mp3 Rick Greenblatt talks about the display, and computer used to run the program in "Logo (T.C.T.) Day 1".
84-robot.mp3 Rick Greenblatt explains the various elements in the “Optical Arm” film, and discusses problems with light detection.
85-screen.mp3 Rick Greenblatt talks about various printers used during the era of "Math Lab Printers" Film.
86-bongo.mp3 no description available.
87-cube.mp3 Rick Greenblatt explains what the robotic arm in this video is doing.
88-eye.mp3 Rick Greenblatt further develops what the narrator of the film is saying, and tells us the names of the various characters in "The Eye of the Robot" film.
89-logo.mp3 Rick Greenblatt gives us insight as to the nature of the eye tracker program in "#1 Day 1 Book" film.
90-logo.mp3 In this short podcast, Rick identifies what's being filmed in "Logo Squiral."
91-logo.mp3 Rick Greenblatt identifies the large LOGO turtle.
92-turtle.mp3 Rick Greenblatt talks more about the big LOGO turtle.
93-cube.mp3 Rick Greenblatt talks about the overexposed arm film.
94-solar.mp3 Rick Greenblatt explains the "Solar Corona" film.
95-turtle.mp3 Rick Greenblatt talks about the LOGO turtle and about the LOGO program's history, present and potential future.
96-worm.mp3 Rick Greenblatt talks about the simple rules that the worm programs follow.
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