With much sadness, we mourn the death of the genius Professor Nils Nilsson

Nils J. Nilsson, a computer scientist who helped develop the first general-purpose robot and was a co-inventor of algorithms that made it possible for the machine to move about efficiently and perform simple tasks, died on Sunday at his home in Medford, Ore. He was 86.

Prof. Nilsson defined the Teleo-Reactive approach in 1994. See here for his first article presenting his ideas.

Nils Nilsson at Stanford University in 1987. Twenty years earlier, as a researcher, he helped create the first general purpose robot.


From then, many researchers have contributed to Agents modeling using the Teleo-Reactive paradigm, as can be seen in our Related Publication page.


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