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[DPRG] battlebots

Subject: [DPRG] battlebots
From: R. Steven Rainwater srainwater at ncc.com
Date: Fri Oct 17 18:02:03 CDT 2003

On Fri, 2003-10-17 at 17:27, David P. Anderson wrote:
> Do you think it is involvement with the media herself that
> has caused these difficulties, or is it the large sums of money?
> Or are those two perhaps inseparable?

There's an interesting thread on comp.robotics.misc with a similar
topic. It appears the oversaturation of robot (or robot-like if you
prefer) events and excessive media hype may be dimishing the interest in
robot competitions in general based on reports of recent events. We may
be seeing a trend away from competitions and toward personal challenges
(not unlike the merit badge idea recently discussed here).

Look for the RoboMaxx 2 report thread

or here's a Google link:


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