Ghengis Khan, iRobot’s first robot, is a product of subsumption architecture! Subsumption architecture is a control architecture proposed in opposition to traditional AI. Instead of guiding behavior by symbolic representations of the world, breaking down a complete behavior into sub-behaviors. Algorithms at work!

Scrum itself is derived from a 1986 paper by Takeuchi and Nonaka in the Harvard Business Review entitled “The New New Product Development Game”, the best product development teams reminded them of rugby. Rugby uses the Scrum formation to put the ball back in play. Scrum is Subsumption Architecture Emergent Behavior.

Carlton SooHoo photographed preparing Ghengis Khan for his photoshoot in May 2012

In May of 2012 Carlton, Panospin360‘s founder, met, interacted with, and captured Ghengis Khan. Scrum Inc’s Jeff Sutherland recent blog post, Subsumption Architecture: How iRobot Enabled Scrum, feature’s Carlton‘s work.

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