Efforts in networking and storage at the University of Utah were spurred by Evans' role in establishing a new computer science division in 1965.
He obtained special permission to have David Marr as his thesis advisor because Marr was a research scientist and not yet a faculty member at the time.
As a result, Hollerbach was technically Marr's first student, although Shimon Ullman was the first student to graduate under him. Following his Ph D, Hollerbach continued at MIT as a research scientist in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory to work on theories of human movement and control and adapting these theories to robotics, and officially joined the faculty in 1982.
Leveraging the multimillion-dollar funding from ARPA, Evans was able to harness the absolute state-of-the-art in equipment needed to advance this area.
The University of Utah was one of the original four nodes of ARPANET, the world's first packet-switching computer network and embryo of the current worldwide Internet.
In 1981 Hollerbach co-founded the Year of the Robot program at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory funded by the System Development Corporation and the Office of Naval Research with the goal of jump-starting serious research in robotics.
During the 1970s robotics research was not considered a separate respectable scientific endeavor and was heavily oriented toward industrial robotics with limited vision in potential capabilities.At Utah, he developed the Tread Port Active Wind Tunnel, an immersive virtual environment that mimics the haptic properties of walking using sensory cues to aid in rehabilitation.Computing research at the University of Utah started in 1965 when former university president James Fletcher recruited Berkeley professor David C.He received his BS in chemistry in 1968 from the University of Michigan but was interested in the growing computer industry and spent an extra year taking computer science courses to receive an MS in mathematics.Following graduation, he worked at IBM as a chemist but took courses in artificial intelligence and computer science as part of an education program with Syracuse University.The program aimed to rectify this by accelerating robotics research at MIT over a five year period by supporting writing of a sourcebook on robotic manipulation, starting an annual high-level international academic conference and research journal, outlining an educational program, and building a dexterous and controllable robotic hand.In 1982, Hollerbach co-produced a robot motion sourcebook with J. The book contained sections on dynamics, trajectory planning, compliance and force control, feedback control, and spatial planning; each section had a substantial introduction that served as a tutorial in addition to research papers by 19 top robotics researchers, including Marc Raibert, Robin Popplestone, and Pat Ambler.With UCLA researchers, Carr designed the initial Host-to-Host Communication Protocol for the Arpanet(1970).Taylor was credited with initiating the ARPANET project as director of ARPA's Information Processing Techniques Office (1966-1969).He then applied to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he worked with Patrick Winston in the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory on modeling solid objects and received his SM in computer vision in 1975.He continued at MIT in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Science Ph D program to study the acquisition of fine motor skills for use in robotics.