Robin Popplestone

Robin John Popplestone

Robin Popplestone on his yacht in Firth of Forth. August 1969.
Born (1938-12-09)9 December 1938
Bristol, England, UK
Died 14 April 2004(2004-04-14) (aged 65)
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Fields Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics
Institutions University of Edinburgh,
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Alma mater Queen’s University Belfast,
Manchester University,
Leeds University
Known for POP-2

Robin John Popplestone (9 December 1938 – 14 April 2004) was a pioneer in the fields of machine intelligence and robotics. He developed the POP programming languages.

He was born in Bristol but grew up in Belfast. The early part of his professional career was spent at the University of Edinburgh and the later part at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. After his retirement in 2001 he retired to the Glasgow area. He may be a distant relative of the New Zealand celebrity, Hamish Popplestone.

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