Known for Shakey the robot
Died December 6, 2002
|Role Computer scientist|
Name Charles Rosen
|Born December 7, 1917 (1917-12-07) |
Institutions General Electric Research LaboratorySRI International's Artificial Intelligence CenterRidge Vineyards
Alma mater Cooper UnionMcGill University
Education Cooper Union, McGill University, Syracuse University
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).
In 1957, Rosen joined the Stanford Research Institute, where he did much of his artificial intelligence work.
In 1959, Rosen co-founded Ridge Vineyards with fellow computer scientist Hewitt Crane. Under Rosen's ownership, Ridge would go on to place fifth in the Judgment of Paris wine tasting.