We are interviewing members of the robotics community to develop an understanding of how robotics as a field has developed, the kinds of questions and methods that have been used in robotics research, and the societal applications and implications of the field. Along with allowing us to develop a view of robotics from the perspective of its practitioners, oral history interviews also help us identify key individuals, relevant institutions, ideas, events, decisions, and practices that have played a significant part in robotics and are not available in written records.

Below is a set of thumbnails for some of the interviews we have collected so far. These video-taped interviews will be edited by the team and presented in an interactive and interrelated manner so that scholars, students, and all those who are interested in robotics can search through and experience them in their own way.