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FW: [DPRG] Cool robot

Subject: FW: [DPRG] Cool robot
From: Dan Miner miner at centtech.com
Date: Tue Aug 22 10:48:38 CDT 2000

Again - this was meant for the list, not just Robert...

-----Original Message-----
>From: Dan Miner 
Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2000 10:46 AM
To: 'Robert L. Jordan'
Subject: RE: [DPRG] Cool robot

> From: Robert L. Jordan [mailto:rljordan at airmail.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2000 10:00 AM
> Because you loose points for touching the walls, I wonder if 
> touching the walls with the coiled AC power cord will reduce 
> your score. This is a great way to reduce weight, no batteries. 

No - robots can be tethered.  Even the CPU can be off-board.

> I wonder if you had an electrical fire in a real house, what 
> good the robot would be - perhaps no AC? Is that figured into 
> the contest point system?

The house floor probably won't be black with white walls either.
And the fire wouldn't be able to be blown out with air.  Remember,
this isn't a contest for REAL fire fighting robots - it's a 
process to develop the technology that COULD be developed into
a real fire fighter.  Sensors, navigation, and software are the
tough problems.  Not power sources.

				- Dan

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