Rutgers has been an important center of AI research since the late Saul Amarel moved here from RCA Labs more than thirty years ago. Our research has always aimed to discover the fundamental computational principles underlying intelligent and adaptive behavior through the construction and analysis of proof-of-concept systems. That tradition continues today in our ongoing investigation of the core problems of perception, action, communication, learning and representation, and in our active interdisciplinary collaborations exploring the evolving role for machine intelligence in computer systems, data analysis, biology, medicine, engineering, cognitive science and information science. AI research thus pervades a range of labs and centers across the university.