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[DPRG] Robots in te news

Subject: [DPRG] Robots in te news
From: Ralph Tenny rten at metronet.com
Date: Fri Nov 2 11:27:07 CST 2001

Blake:
I'm with you! I don't consider the radio-controlled machines to be robots,
but I guess "robot" is a handy term to spare mass media writers some
effort when reporting these events.
Ralph

On Fri, 2 Nov 2001, Blake Miller wrote:

> IMHO,
> It seems much harder to build a robot that thinks on its own than to build a 
> robot that you control.  (Anyone) could build a spinning piece of metal and 
> control it with a remote control...
> 
> Try building a bot that thinks.
> 
> :),
> Blake
> 
> 
> ----Original Message Follows----
> From: Ralph Tenny <rten at metronet.com>
> To: dprglist at dprg.org
> Subject: [DPRG] Robots in te news
> Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2001 10:04:17 -0600 (CST)
> 
> In the "Texas & Southwest section of the Sunday, Oct. 28 edition of the
> Dallas Morning News, there appeared a report on the Phoenix Bot Bash
> event. I didn't see mention of when the 2001 event was held, but the
> winning entry, named Ziggo, was described as an inverted, steel-reinforced
> Chinese Wok, spinning at 3000 RPM. The Texas entry, named Turbot, defeated
> itself during a final round when a screw came loose and jammed one of its
> motors.
> 
> Actually, I prefer our style of robot - brains over brawn.
> Ralph
> 
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