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Document Details


Title: Lawrence G. Roberts
Local code: OH 159
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: Roberts, Information Processing Techniques Office (IPTO) Director from 1968-1973 and later chief operating officer of Network Express, begins by discussing his own research in computer science and the development of computing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Lincoln Laboratory. The interview focuses on IPTO and the Advanced Research Projects Agency. Much of Roberts description of the work of ARPA and IPTO is set within the context of his interactions with Congress on budget matters. Topics include: J. C. R. Licklider, Ivan Sutherland, Steve Lukasik, Wesley Clark, ARPA and IPTO support of research in computer science, computer networks, and artificial intelligence, the ARPANET, the involvement of universities with ARPA and IPTO.
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=233
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1989 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Roberts, Lawrence G.
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Researcher
Document location: San Francisco, CA
Document date: 04-Apr-1989
Interviewer: Norberg, Arthur L.
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Computer software; Electric engineering; Engineering; Information technology; North America; Oral history; Software engineering; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0024032-25579