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[DPRG] Re: DPRG contests rationale

Subject: [DPRG] Re: DPRG contests rationale
From: David P. Anderson dpa at io.isem.smu.edu
Date: Fri Aug 15 23:41:01 CDT 2003


Well, you're right.  

I guess I never read it before.  

The mission statement clearly associates contests with
Item #3 (To encourage the awareness) and NOT with
Item #2 (To assist members in the design and 
construction of robots ) NOR with 
Item #1 (To provide a forum...by holding regular meetings).

So it seems the framers of the mission statement thought of
the robot contests as a kind of public outreach (#3), and not
as an important and necessary tool for the development of
sophisticated robots (#1,#2).

>From where I sit that seems completely backwards!


> In the DPRG mission statement, item #3, as listed on our website :
> "To encourage the awareness and acceptance of robotics in the general public
> ..."
> Granted, I paraphrased the statement, but the meaning was the same.
> ~Bill
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David P. Anderson" <dpa at io.isem.smu.edu>
> To: <dprglist at dprg.org>
> Sent: Friday, August 15, 2003 10:33 PM
> Subject: [DPRG] Re: DPRG contests rationale
> >> Bill writes:
> > > One of the stated main
> > > purposes of the DPRG is to build a public awareness of robotics.
> > where is this stated?
> > dpa

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