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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
news://comp.robotics.misc 

or here's a Google link:
http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=GN7jb.102556%246C4.67638%40pd7tw1no&rnum=9&prev=/groups%3Fq%3Drobomaxx%2Bgroup:comp.robotics.misc%2Bgroup:comp.robotics.misc%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26ie%3DUTF-8%26group%3Dcomp.robotics.misc%26scoring%3Dd%26filter%3D0

-Steve


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