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[DPRG] Re: Contests at the Science Place

Subject: [DPRG] Re: Contests at the Science Place
From: Charlie W Youngblood chaz128 at juno.com
Date: Fri Feb 8 13:20:51 CST 2002

So then if I am able to come up with a nice "chasis" and give it a 
brain("CU"), sensors, so that it can think, do obsticle avoidance,
telemetry, and even pick up objects, do a victory dance in area A
at the finish, and still be fast, then It should be awarded as many 
points? If it is just "one bit", or "no tran", then maybe it is just a
What I did like about The Lego bots was the degre of control. When
It looked like they would slam into the wall, they stopped precisely 
and reversed direction. 
	Yes more sophisticated "intelligent" behavior should be 
rewarded. I think the rules already do that. With the greater speeds 
maybe the point system needs to be adjusted. Keep those good
idea's coming. :-) 
	Charlie Youngblood

On Fri, 08 Feb 2002 11:12:30 -0600 "R. Bickle" <rbickle at swbell.net>
>I think this whole thing boils down to how the points are scaled for 
>each criteria. We do already have some points for engineering, and 
>some points for robot intelligence on the course. The question is: 
>Do these points make a real difference in the competitions vs. simply 
>having a toy be the fastest performer? If the case is that a toy cannot 
>compete points wise with a built-from-scratch machine with intelligence,

>unless it is much faster, then I'm satisfied.

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