James S. Albus

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Dr. James Sacra Albus is a Senior NIST Fellow, Founder and former Chief of the Intelligent Systems Division of the Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Dr. Albus is notable for his contributions to cerebellar robotics, development of a two-handed manipulator system known as the RoboCrane and for a novel economic concept known as Peoples' Capitalism. Peoples' Capitalism goes beyond similar ideas of Louis O. Kelso and answers the "how would we live without jobs" question so common in Molecular Nanotechnology discussions.

Albus's vision concerns: a world without poverty, a world of prosperity, a world of opportunity, a world without pollution, a world without war and includes a detailed plan for achievement of same.

Books

  • Engineering of Mind: An Introduction to the Science of Intelligent Systems (ISBN 0471438545).

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