In 1990 Rodney Brooks authored a paper entitled Elephants Don’t Play Chess – a ground breaking concept that ushered in an alternative view of Artificial Intelligence. Twenty five years later, he is addressing the misconceptions that now surround AI, allaying the media-fueled fears of robots with evil intentions. Hear him in his own words talk about AI, and how Baxter and Sawyer have common sense – the ability to complete tasks, not just motions. Next, see how Rodney Brooks brought Rethink Robotics to life – To view our other videos, including customer stories and how our Baxter and Sawyer robots work, visit the Rethink Robotics video gallery at And for robotics news, interviews and more, check out the Rethink Robotics blog at or follow us on Twitter at