Hans P. Moravec


Robots, After All, in Communications of the ACM, October 2003, pp. 90-97 (invited by Andrew Rosenbloom)

Robotics (encyclopedia article), for Encyclopaedia Britannica, July 2003 (invited by William Hosch)

with Scott Friedman, SEEGRID Corporation, operating in Pittsburgh, PA, incorporated February 2003
Mass-market mobile utility robot development:
SEEGRID Startup Announcement, June 16, 2003
Commercialization Feeler, September 30, 2002
DARPA-sponsored research:
Progress report 7 (Transition), September 15, 2002
Progress report 6 (Higher fidelity), February 25, 2002
Progress report 5 (Trinocular run), July 1, 2001
Progress report 4 (Photorealism!?), March 20, 2001
Progress report 3 (Learning by coloring), June 20, 2000
Progress report 2 (Image rectification), January 20, 2000
Progress report 1 (Project overview), August 5, 1999
proposal: Robust Navigation by Probabilistic Volumetric Sensing, January 1999
                abstract, December 1998
Dense 3D Perception for Broad Mobile Robot Applications, proposal abstract for DARPA BAA0221, February 2003

Robots: Re-evolving Minds at 107 Times Nature's Speed, in Cerebrum, v3n2, Spring 2001, pp. 34-49 (invited by Walter Donway)
informal reports:
Robot Predictions Evolution , April 2004
SIMPLER Equations for Vinge's Technological Singularity, October 2003
Simple Equations for Vinge's Technological Singularity, February 1999
Kubrick's A.I. and Mind Children, June 25, 2001
Re-Evolving Mind, December 2000
Robot Evolution Talk, October 2000
Ripples and Puddles, Web publication, April 2000
in EDGE 72, July 26, 2000 (invited by John Brockman)
Kleine Wellen und Pfützen, in Telepolis, November 2000 (German translation by Ronald Voullié)

Rise of the Robots, in Scientific American, December 1999, pp. 124-135 (invited by John Rennie) [original draft: Robots Among Us]

Simulación, conciencia, existencia, in Arte Facto & Ciencia: Marcel-lí Antúnez Roca - Epifanía (book accompanying Antúnez museum exhibition), Claudia Gianetti, ed., pp. 55-71, Fundación Telefonica, Barcelona, September 1999 (Spanish translation, invited by Claudia Gianetti)

The Universal Robot, in Ars Electronica: Facing the Future, Timothy Druckrey, ed., pp. 116-123, MIT Press, 1999
informal reports:
DECLINE TRAVEL NOTICE, September 1, 1999
Letter re. Apr 8, 1999 NYRB Review by John Searle, March 25, 1999
Letter re. Jan 3, 1999 NYT Review by Colin McGinn, January 7, 1999
Simulation, Consciousness, Existence, in Intercommunication 28, pp. 98-112, Spring 1999 (Japanese translation, invited by Takatoshi Shinoda)

with Jesse Easudes, Fractal branching ultra-dexterous robots (Bush robots), Final Report for NASA Advanced Concepts Research Project PR-10-86888, NCC7-7, January 1999

Robot: mere machine to transcendent mind, Oxford University Press, November 1998
Translations:   German - Computer übernehmen die Macht: Vom Siegeszug der künstlichen Intelligenz, Hoffman und Campe, 1999;   Chinese - Shanghai Scientific & Technical Publishers, 2000;   Japanese - Shoeisha Co., Ltd., 2002;   Hungarian - Europa Publishers, Budapest;   Korean - Bada Publishing
informal reports:
Existence as Ascription, December 1998
Robotbooks.com Interview , September 1998
Autonomous Free-Ranging Utility Robots for Mass Market before 2005, January 1998
When will computer hardware match the human brain?, Journal of Transhumanism, vol. 1, March 1998 (invited by Nick Bostrom)

The Senses have No Future (Die Sinne haben keine Zukunft), in Proceedings of Der Sinn der Sinne International Congress, Kunst und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany, February 2, 1997, pp. 319-335, Steidl Verlag, 1998 (invited and translated by Florian Rotzer) Also in The Virtual Dimension: Architecture, Representation, and Crash Culture, John Beckmann, ed., Princeton Architectural Press, 1998, pp. 84-95.

with Jesse Easudes and Frank Dellaert, Fractal branching ultra-dexterous robots (Bush robots) quarterly reports for NASA Advanced Concepts Research Project PR-10-86888, NCC7-7, December 1996 - 1998

with J. Beninghaus, M. Blackwell, K. Dowling, J. Hollowell, Apparatus and Method for Determining the Charge of a Battery, US Patent 5,596,260, issued January 21, 1997

Robot Spatial Perception by Stereoscopic Vision and 3D Evidence Grids, CMU Robotics Institute Technical Report CMU-RI-TR-96-34, September 1996. also Daimler Benz Research, Berlin, Technical Report, 1996

Korper, Roboter und Geist, in Die Technik auf dem Weg zur Seele: Forschungen an der Schnittstelle Gehirn/Computer, Christa Maar, Ernst Poppel, Thomas Christaller, eds, Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag, Reinbeck bei Hamburg, August 1996, pp. 162:195. (German translation, invited by Christa Maar) Also on CD-ROM, Mind Revolution: Hirnforschung im High-Tech Zeitalter Vom revolutionaren Zusammenspiel zwichen Mensch, Gehirn und Computer, New World Vision Multimedia GmbH, Munich, 1997

Simulation, Consciousness, Existence, in Telepolis, June 1996. (original English, and German translation, invited by Florian Rotzer)

Geisteskinder: Universelle Roboter: In vierzig Jahren haben sie uns uberholt, C'T magazin fur computer technik, v1996n6, June 1996, pp. 98:104. (German translation, invited by Thomas Schult)

with Martin C. Martin, Robot Evidence Grids, CMU Robotics Institute Technical Report CMU-RI-TR-96-06, March 1996

Korper, Roboter, Geist, Kunstforum, v133, February-April 1996, pp. 98:112. (German translation, invited by Florian Rotzer)

Roger Penrose's Gravitonic Brains, PSYCHE, v2n1, May 1995. (invited by David Chalmers)

Brainmakers by David H. Freedman (book review), IEEE Spectrum, February 1995. (invited by Glen Zorpette)

The Great 1980s AI Bubble: A Review of The Brain Makers, by H.P. Newquist (book review), AI Magazine, Fall 1994. pp 86-87. (invited by Milind Tambe)

Robots: Shaping the Future, Asiaweek, August 10, 1994, pp. 30-35. (invited by Joseph Nagy)

The Universal Robot, in The World of 2044: technological development and the future of society, Charles Sheffield, Marcello Alonso and Morton Kaplan, eds., Paragon House, 1994, pp. 27-40

The Age of Robots, Extro 1, Proceedings of the First Extropy Institute Conference on TransHumanist Thought, April 30-May 1, 1994, Max More, ed., pp. 84-100, Extropy Institute, 1994. (invited by Max More)

El futuro de los robots, Actualidad Technologica (Madrid, Spain), v7ns66,67, April, May 1994, p. 24. (Spanish translation)

Birth of a superorganism (book review of Metaman by Gregory Stock), IEEE Spectrum, v31n5, May 1994, p. 12. (invited by Glen Zorpette)

Das Zeitalter der Roboter, GDI Impuls (quarterly journal of the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute for economics, Zurich, Switzerland), v12#1, March 1994, pp. 54-65. (in German translation invited by Karin Frick)
informal reports:
Robots Inherit Human Minds, May 1994
Hexagonal Cellular Automata, 1994
Der technische Homunkulus, Schweizerische Technische Zeitschrift, 9-93, pp. 10-13, September 8, 1993, Zurich, Switzerland. (German translation)

The Universal Robot, in Vision-21, Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering in the Era of Cyberspace, NASA Conference Publication 10129, pp. 35-42, March 1993. (invited by G. Landis)

with Frederik Pohl, Souls in Silicon, OMNI, v16#2, November 1993, pp. 66-76

with Mike Blackwell, Learning Sensor Models for Evidence Grids, in CMU Robotics Institute 1991 Annual Research Review, 1993, pp. 8-15

The Universal Robot, Siemens Review, v60#1, pp. 36-41, January/February 1993. also appeared in German, French and Spanish editions of Siemens review. (invited by A. F. Pease)

Pigs in Cyberspace, Extropy, #10, January 1993

Mental Augmentation (fictional scientific articles and Email exchanges), in Wild Palms Reader, Roger Trilling, Stuart Swezey (Editors), St. Martin's Press, 1993. (invited by Roger Trilling)

Pigs in Cyberspace, in Thinking Robots, an aware internet and cyberpunk librarians: the 1992 LITA president's program, Bruce Miller and Milton Wolf, ed., Library and Information Technology Association, 1992, pp. 15:21

Letter from Moravec to Penrose, in Thinking Robots, an aware internet and cyberpunk librarians: the 1992 LITA president's program, Bruce Miller and Milton Wolf, ed., Library and Information Technology Association, 1992, pp. 51:58

The Universal Robot, Visions of the Future, Science Reviews Ltd., Northwood, England, 1992, pp. 65:74. Also in Speculations in Science and Technology, v15#4, pp. 286-294, December 1992. (invited by Clifford Pickover)

Time Travel and Computing, Extropy, #9, July 1992, pp. 15-20

The Universal Robot, The World&I, v7#1, January 1992, pp. 34-43. (invited by Marcello Alonso)

The Universal Robot, Analog, v112#1&2, January 1992, pp. 92-101
informal reports:
Pigs in Cyberspace, April 1992
On the Cosmology and Ecology of Cyberspace, January 1992
Mind Without Body, November 1991
The Universal Robot, July 1991
Time Travel and Computing, May 1991
1st Results in Automatic Parameter Adjustment Learning, January 1991
Caution! Robot Vehicle!, in Artificial Intelligence and Mathematical Theory of Computation (John McCarthy Festschrift), Vladimir Lifschitz, ed., Academic Press, 1991, pp. 331-344 (invited by V. Lifschitz)

The Universal Robot, in Out of Control: Ars Electronica 91, Gottfried Hattinger and Peter Weibel, eds., Landesverlag, Linz, Austria, September 1991, pp. 13-28 (invited by G. Hattinger)

The Stanford Cart and the CMU Rover, in Autonomous Robot Vehicles, I. J. Cox and G. T. Wilfong, eds, Springer-Verlag, 1990, pp. 407-419 (invited by I. J. Cox)

Inside the Robot Kingdom: Japan, Mechatronics and the coming Robotopia by Frederik Schodt, (book review), American Scientist, May/June 1990, pp. 285-286. (invited)

One small step for a Volksrobot, in Algorithm the personal programming newsletter, v1.3, March/April 1990, pp. 14-17. (invited by A.K. Dewdney)

Der Mensch als Maschine, in ZeitMagazin, Nr. 12, March 16, 1990, pp. 28-34. (magazine of Die Zeit, Hamburg, in German translation) (invited by Jorge Albrecht)
informal reports:
Open Letter to Roger Penrose, February 1990
After Life, September 1989
Exceeding the Cosmos, July 1988
Robotertraume, GDI Impuls (quarterly journal of the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute for economics, Zurich, Switzerland - article published in German translation), v7#4, December 1989, pp. 3-16. (invited by Karin Frick)

with Blackwell, M., Dowling, K., Young, S. and Zajicek, L., Automated Testing Apparatus for Screen Alignment, US Patent 4,897,721, issued January 1990

The Robot as Liberation from Human Nature, transcript of 1989 Hull Memorial Lecture, in Interactions:10, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, December 1989, pp. 32-42. (invited by Lance Schachterle)

The Coming Divorce in Human Nature, Whole Earth Review, Summer 1989, pp. 12-16. (invited by Richard Kadrey)

with Cho, D. W., A Bayesian Method for Certainty Grids (DVI format) (See Figures here), working notes of AAAI 1989 Spring Symposium Series, Symposium on Mobile Robots, Stanford, CA, 1989

Human Culture: A Genetic Takeover Underway, in Artificial Life (Volume VI, Santa Fe Institute Studies in the Sciences of Complexity), Christopher G. Langton, editor, Addison Wesley, New York, 1989, pp. 167-200. (invited by Chris Langton)

Certainty Grids for Sensor Fusion in Mobile Robots (DVI format), in Sensor Devices and Systems for Robotics, Alicia Casals, ed., Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1989, pp. 243-276 (invited by Alicia Casals). Also CMU Robotics Institute 1987 Annual Research Review, 1988, pp. 33-48. Also in AI Magazine v9#2, Summer 1988, pp. 61-77. (invited by Avi Kak)

Mind Children: the future of robot and human intelligence, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 1988
Translations:   German - Mind Children: der Wettlauf zwichen menschlicher und kunstlicher Intelligenz, Hoffman und Campe, 1990;   French - Une Vie Apres la Vie, Odile Jacob, 1992;   Spanish - El Hombre Mechanico, Temas de Hoy, 1990;   Japanese - Machines as Life (trans.), Iwanami Shoten, 1991;   Portuguese - Homens e Robots: O Futuro da Inteligencia Humana e Robotica, Gradiva, 1992;   Italian - Boringhieri

Harvard Doesn't Publish Science Fiction: 1-Superdense Computers; 2-Time and Alternity by Computer; 3-The Harmonies of the Sphere; in New Destinies, Volume III, Jim Baen, ed., Baen Books, February 1988, pp. 212-247

Certainty Grids for Mobile Robots (DVI format), Proceedings of the NASA/JPL Space Telerobotics Workshop, January 22, 1987, Volume 1, pp. 307-312. (invited by Raj Doshi)

Engines of Creation by Eric K. Drexler (book review), Technology Review, V89n7, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 1986, pp. 76-77. (invited by Sandra Hackman)
informal reports:
Bayesian Grids, February 1987
Sensing versus Inferring in Robot Control, January 1987
Time and Alternity by Computer, July 1986
The Harmonies of the Sphere, July 1986
Orbital Bridges, July 1986
Three Dimensional Images from Cheap Sonar, December 1985
Indeterminacy, Time Dilation and Higher Dimensionality from a Classical Model, March 1985
with M. Kadonoff, F. Benayad-Cherif, A. Franklin, J. Maddox, L.Muller, B. Sert, Arbitration of Multiple Control Strategies for Mobile Robots, SPIE conference on Advances in Intelligent Robotics Systems, Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 26-31, 1986. In SPIE Proceedings Vol 727, paper 727-10

Mobile Robots and General Intelligence, MIT Sea Grant Program and Wallace Lecture Seminar, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 22-23 October 1986, in Undersea Teleoperators and Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles, edited by Norman Doelling and Elizabeth Harding, MIT Sea Grant College Program, MTSG 87-1, Cambridge, MA, January 1987, pp. 181-199

Dualism from Reductionism, Proceedings of the International Symposium on AI and the Human Mind, Yale University, New Haven, CT, March 1-3, 1986: in Truth Volume 2, Dallas, TX, 1987. (invited by Roy Varghese)

(editor) Autonomous Mobile Robots - Annual Report 1985, CMU Robotics Institute Technical Report CMU-RI-TR-86-4, February 1986

with the CMU Mobile Robot Lab, Towards Autonomous Vehicles (supplementary file), CMU Robotics Institute 1984 Annual Research Review, CMU, Pittsburgh, September 1985, pp. 33-50

with C. Thorpe and L. Matthies, Experiments and Thoughts on Visual Navigation, proceedings of the 1985 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, St. Louis, March, 1985, pp. 830-835

with R. Wallace, A. Stentz, C. Thorpe, W. Whittaker and T. Kanade, First Results in Robot Road-Following (section), proceedings of the 1985 IJCAI, Los Angeles, August, 1985 and proceedings of the 1985 ASME conference on Computers in Engineering, Boston, August, 1985

with A. E. Elfes, High Resolution Maps from Wide Angle Sonar, 1984, proceedings of the 1985 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, St. Louis, March, 1985, pp 116-121, and proceedings of the 1985 ASME conference on Computers in Engineering, Boston, August, 1985

Machines with Mobility, in Robots, Salamander Books, London, England 1985, pp. 66-79. (invited)

The Rovers, in Robotics, Marvin Minsky, ed., Doubleday, 1985, pp. 123-145. (invited)

Robots that Rove, in SIGBIO, newsletter of the ACM special interest group on biomedical copmputing, v7n2, A01, June 1985, pp. 13-15. (invited)

Three Degrees for a Mobile Robot, Proceedings of the ASME Conference on Computers in Engineering, Las Vegas, August 12-15, 1984

Locomotion, Vision and Intelligence, Robotics Research - The First International Symposium, Michael Brady and Richard Paul, eds., MIT Press, 1984, pp. 215-224. (invited)

The Stanford Cart and The CMU Rover, Proceedings of the IEEE, July 1983, pp. 872-884. (invited)

with F. B. Carley, The Rocket/Skyhook Combination, L5 News, v8#3, March 1983, pp. 4-6

The CMU Rover, in Proceedings of AAAI-82, the second national artificial intelligence conference, Pittsburgh, August 18-20, 1982, pp. 377-380. also in Update, Volume 3, July 1982, Marine Systems Engineering Laboratory, U of New Hampshire

The Endless Frontier and The Thinking Machine, in The Endless Frontier, v2, Jerry Pournelle, ed., Grosset & Dunlap, Ace books, January 1982, pp. 374-397. (invited)

Rover Visual Obstacle Avoidance (figure captions), proceedings of the seventh International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Vancouver, British Columbia, August 1981, pp. 785-790

3D Graphics and the Wave Theory, presented at the 1981 Siggraph conference, Dallas, Texas, August 1981, Computer Graphics, v15#3, August 1981, pp. 289-296

Robot Rover Visual Navigation, UMI Research Press, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1981

with R. L. Forward, High Wire Act (original draft), Omni, Omni publications international, New York, July 1981, pp. 44-47. Also in The OMNI Book of Space, Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., New York, N. Y., January, 1984, pp. 73-82
informal reports:
Robots and Intelligence, August 1983
The CMU Rover, March 1981
Fast Visibility Maps and 3D Graphics, March 1981
Waves, not Corpuscles!, January 1981
Bush Robots, July 1980
3D Modeling and Graphics with Multiprocessors, February 1980
Notes on Magnetic Monopole Applications, July 1979
Obstacle Avoidance and Navigation in the Real World by a Seeing Robot Rover, Ph.D. thesis, Stanford University, Stanford, California, May 1980. Available as Stanford AIM-340, CS-80-813 and CMU-RI-TR-3

Obstacle Avoidance, 16mm film illustrating PhD research, Stanford, November 1979

Cable Cars in the Sky, in The Endless Frontier, v1, Jerry Pournelle, ed., Grosset & Dunlap, Ace books, November 1979, pp. 301-322. (invited by J. Pournelle)

Fully Interconnecting Multiple Computers with Pipelined Sorting Nets, IEEE Transactions on Computers, vc-28#10, October 1979, pp. 795-798

Visual Mapping by a Robot Rover, Proceedings of the 6th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Tokyo, Japan, August 1979, pp. 599-601

with T. O. Binford and D. B. Gennery, Final Report: Computer Visual Systems for Exploratory Vehicles, NASA contract NASW 2916, April 1979

Today's Computers, Intelligent Machines and Our Future, Analog, v99#2, February 1979, pp. 59-84
informal reports:
Preliminary Specifications for a High Performance Byte Raster Display Terminal, June 1977
Non-Synchronous Orbital Skyhooks for the Moon and Mars with Conventional Materials, December 1977
An Interconnection Method for Multiple Computers using Sorting Nets, August 1978
Free Space Skyhooks, November 1978
Skyhook Bibliography, August 1983
Skyhook!, L5 News, v3#8, Tucson, AZ, August 1978, pp. 1-3

Orbital Skyhooks, the elegant road to space, computer graphic film, Stanford University, October 1977

A Non-Synchronous Orbital Skyhook, The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, v25#4, pp. 307-322, Oct-Dec 1977

Towards Automatic Visual Obstacle Avoidance (short version), Proceedings of the 5th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, MIT, Cambridge, Mass., August 1977, p. 584

with D. B. Gennery, Cart Project Progress Report, for NASA contract NASW 2916, July 1976

Final Report: Research in Visual Navigation, JPL contract 953995, January 1975
informal reports:
Intelligent Machines: How to get there from here and What to do afterwards, September 1977
Bleep Generator, January 1976
The Role of Raw Power in Intelligence, May 1975
Locomotion, Vision and Intelligence, June 1974
The Cart Project: A Personal History, A Plea for Help, and A Proposal, May 1974
A System for Simplifying Algebraic Expressions, December 1971
with J. M. Carroll et al., Multi-dimensional Security Program for a Generalized Information Retrieval System, in Proc. AFIPS 1971 Fall Joint Computer Conference, Anaheim, California, October 1971, pp. 571-577

A Lisp-like Language Based on Variably Sized List Elements, Master's thesis, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, 1971

A Program for Generating Permutations, report for Computer Centre, Loyola College, Montreal, Canada, 1966
(converted factorial number (radix[n, n-1 ... 2, 1]) counts into unique permutations of n items)