Kevin Warwick

Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope
Kevin Warwick

Name: Kevin Warwick

Born: February 9, 1954, in Coventry, UK

Computer-related contributions

  • British scientist and professor of cybernetics at the University of Reading, Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom.
  • Known for his studies on direct interfaces between computer systems and the human nervous system and his research in the field of robotics, specifically Project Cyborg.

Significant publications

  • Artificial Intelligence: The Basics (2011).
  • March of the Machines: The Breakthrough in Artificial Intelligence (2004).
  • I, Cyborg (2004).
  • QI: The Quest for Intelligence (2001).

Honors and awards

  • Received the Ellison-Cliffe Medal from the Royal Society of Medicine (2011).
  • Received the Marcellin Champagnat award (2009).
  • Awarded the Mountbatten Medal (2008).


On Machine Intelligence: "Our robots have roughly the equivalent of 50 to 100 brain cells. That means they are about as intelligent as a slug or snail or a Manchester United supporter."

"An actual robot walking machine which takes one step and then falls over is worth far more than a computer simulation of 29,000 robots running the London Marathon in record time."