Electronic CV for Warren Robinett.

Significant Work Products and Research Highlights (1977-2016)

To launch a video or emulator: click a link below. ----------- For a regular CV (black-and-white text): click here.

Since my work has been mostly interactive computer graphics (video games, educational software, VR demos), videos and emulators convey what I created more effectively than textual descriptions.
===========================================================

Adventure (for the Atari 2600 video-game console). (Atari Inc., 1979)
....Description:... Adventure: was the first action-adventure game. It introduced the idea of video-game items and a large multi-screen game world.... more
....Video 1:......... Video of Adventure ---- run-through of the game (2 min).
....Emu 1............ Play Adventure -------- on an Atari 2600 emulator.

Rocky's Boots (for the Apple II and PC). (The Learning Company, 1982)
....Description:... Rocky's Boots was an educational game which employed an interactive, graphical simulation for teaching... more
....Video 2:......... Video of Rocky's Boots ---- build logic circuits on-screen, and see them compute.

VR Research at NASA. (NASA Ames Research Center, 1987)
....Description:... The Virtual Environment Workstation was an early implementation of a VR system, before it was called VR... more
....Video 3:......... Video of NASA VR system ---- first glove in VR; gestural commands; wire-frame graphics. (4 min)

VR Research at UNC. (UNC Computer Science Dept., 1993)
....Description:... The UNC VR System explored various application of VR... more
....Video 4A:......... Video of UNC VR system ----- VR research at UNC (molecular visualization; haptics; architectural walk-through).
....Video 4B:......... Video of NanoManipulator ---- The NanoManipulator: simulated presence at the nano-scale.

Virtual Reality Games Inc. (Chapel Hill NC, 1995)
....Description:... The Siege Perilous (VR game) was a prototype VR game for the Hasbro consumer VR system (never released). more
....Video 5:......... Video of VR Games Inc. Demo ---- prototype VR game.


Computer Hardware Research. (HP Labs, Palo Alto, California, 2003-2012)
....Description:... Computer architecture research at HP Labs... more
....Highlight:......... Memristor-based logic circuits ---- computing circuits based on a new electronic device (the memristor).
....Highlight:......... Defect-tolerant circuits ------------- reliable computing from unreliable components (circuits that tolerate defects).

Book: The Annotated Adventure (2016)
....Description:... Wrote a book on the implementation of the game Adventure for the Atari 2600 video-game console... more
....Details:......... Table of Contents
---- the game's underlying program, and how I fit it into 4K.
===========================================================



More information can be found on my website: warrenrobinett.com