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Subject: Fw: DPRG: Re: Little Ricci 2
From: Ron Blue rcb5 at msn.com
Date: Sun Jan 4 22:10:15 CST 1998

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>From: Gabe Velez <gvelez at richmond.infi.net>
To: Ron Blue <rcb5 at msn.com>
Cc: dprglist at dprg.org <dprglist at dprg.org>; kmoravec at airmail.net
<kmoravec at airmail.net>; oz <oz at neutronicstechcorp.com>;
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Date: Sunday, January 04, 1998 6:17 PM
Subject: Re: DPRG: Re: Little Ricci 2

>Ron Blue wrote: > Please don't be offended, but what sensors are on
>Little Ricci 2, and
>> > what does it do?
>> Well I was trying to talk Gabe into a special arrangement for walking
>> and
>> balance
>> because I thought a human looking Robot would be more impressive
>> walking
>> around under its own control.  Currently Little Ricci One only sees
>> with infrared sensors and can control its own movement.  It has a RS
>> 232
>> interface
>> which could be used to communicate between Robots allowing them to act
>> as
>> one.    Gabe wants a Robot that can also hear and talk so I believe
>> these
>> will be
>> added to the Little Ricci exploratory series.
>> Ricci does nothing except to have self control, self determination,
>> and self
>> programming.
>    No offense taken. The sensors are CDS cells. It allows LR to sense
>colors. It is known (Einstein won the nobel prize for this discovery)
>that different colors produce different energy levels in the cds cell.
>The "processor" generates different levels of voltage, *pure* voltage
>(IOW no current) in what we call a prism. This is an electronic prism.
>Each output varies a little different from the other. The "calculation"
>is done within what we call the neutronics chamber. The outputs are done
>within the prism splitter. The outputs are then input into what we call
>string memory. Each clock cycle stores the particular level along the
>string in the manner of a shift register. As the input remains the same,
>the memory is compared through a comparator to the splitter output and
>reinforced. Hence the learning. Hence the way our own brains work. All
>analog, all with no current, all quantum, since it is the quantum
>properties of electron charge waves and the crystalline structure of the
>neutronics chamber of which we are taking advantage. Parallel in
>Parellel due to the density of the crystal (silicon) atoms/electrons.
>    Our brains really don't process information as a CPU, but retains
>memory in its 10 trillion neurons. Reinforced by practice and
>experience. We make decisions based on what we *remember*. We see a
>situation which looks familiar, we are simply comparing sensory input to
>memory. Correlational opposition. Then, we send signals to the
>appropriate body parts to take action.
>    This is Little Ricci. But Little Ricci is more like an amoeba, or
>any other single cell animal. It exhibits the same behavior. The first
>prototype stayed away from bright sunlight. Single celled animals do
>also. It went towards a red wagon. Single celled animals go towards
>friendly environments to survive. We did not program LR to do this. It
>learned what it liked and didn't like all by itself! The difference
>between animals and us is that we have mucho more neurons and memory
>    I can reveal no more than this. Sorry.
>> > Also if the CORE processor does so many gazillion operations per
>> second
>> > why do you need six of them for this little robot?
>> I honestly don't know, but I believe the CORE processor have to be put
>> in
>> series so that the lenght of memory can approach 45 years as a
>> harmonic
>> loop.
>    It is not really making a gazzilion instructions per second. There
>is no real clock per se, except for the purpose of comparing input to
>memory at certain rates. It is analog. No instructions to follow. It
>learns by experience. Ever see an old man in a given situation? He won't
>panic where a younger man will panic and feel compelled to take action.
>Usually the wrong action. The older man can make a good decision based
>on memory. We think because we compare memory to memory. We have
>insight, and make new theories, I can only guess at this point, because
>we can "see" a different new form based on the different memories. But
>the memories and new theories are from learning new things! Sensory
>input! I have read that our memory capacity is about 70 billion years!
>This was based on the thought thatt we have 100 billion neurons. But I
>read two weeks ago that that count is now 10 trillion neurons!
>    Many say that genuises can see similarities, comparisons, analogies,
>in many different diverse fields of discipline, where average folks
>don't. An insane person sees too many. But I digress.
>> > I saw a very intelligent appearing robot at the November DPRG
>> meeting
>> > that was about 1/4 the size and ran on a 1 MIP microcontroller. It
>> > navigated the environment very well.
>> Was it controlled by a radio or computer program?  If so it was not
>> intelligent
>> it only gave the appearance of intelligence.  Did you know that you
>> can take
>> pictures and show them one after another and it will look like a TV
>> program?
>> Is it a TV program? NO!
>> Ricci is self controlled.  The protocal can be model in a very
>> primitive
>> form
>> as a game that learns.  Ask the webmaster at NTC for permission to
>> download
>> the
>> game Roach and you can see what looks like learning.
>    Notice, intelligent *appearing*. It is a good illusion.
>> >  It also had "visual input
>> > receptors", e.g. a couple sensors to tell light and dark, IR motion
>> > detectors, and IR avoidance.  In addition it had "forward, backward,
>Hope my input helps.


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