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Fw: DPRG: Re: Little Ricci 2

Subject: Fw: DPRG: Re: Little Ricci 2
From: Ron Blue rcb5 at msn.com
Date: Tue Jan 6 20:31:27 CST 1998

Forward from: Lee Kent Hempfling
                          lkh at neutronicstechcorp.com

>>>> Does the Dallas group want to build and play with RICCI Three
>>>> under a demonstration license agreement?
>>>> I am not authorized to offer this
>>>> so
>>>> I do not know if NTC would agree, but it seems reasonable.  You supply
>>>> the
>>>> work and parts, NTC supplies a licence and instructions.
>Ron, I would have not objection to this. The only thing required would be a
>confidentiality agreement and a license agreement. Both are very simple.
>Essentially, the people working on the project can not use it for anything
>and are welcome to share how it works with anyone they choose, they just
>can't use it for anything other than the robot being built.
>>>How much are we talking about in terms of cost?  If it is not too
>>>expensive, I am certain there is someone in the DPRG who would be
>>>interested in playing with this.
>I would be willing to part with a license agreement for
>for level one CORE only (not self aware, intelligence of a cat) for about
>the cost of parts would (believe it or not) be about $500.00 for the
>processor and
>memory and battery. The motion circuit will have to come from Gabe Velez at
>cost and the motion parts (motor, drive mechanism, chassis, etc) will have
>come from the builders. About another $500.00.
>>What about a group effort as a non-profit corporation?  Corporations are
>>legal persons under the law and may enter into a contract.  As a
>>corporation, I believe that NTC could be friendly.  The publicity would be
>>good for both organizations and generate interest in autonomous robots.
>>Since your organization would be doing all the work as a group educational
>>experience, it would seem the price could be low in principle and the
>>agreement friendly.  I will forward your communication to NTC.
>>Ron Blue
>I would make the license agreement friendly as above, with half due upon
>and half due upon completion. I would also say that NTC would continue to
>own the
>rights to the machine but the ownership of it would remain with the group
>who built it.
>NTC would help with media coverage once completed and the group would be
>by the press the world over for having completed such a machine.


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