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[DPRG] SWARC at RoboRama?

Subject: [DPRG] SWARC at RoboRama?
From: Earl Bollinger earlwbollinger at comcast.net
Date: Mon Sep 8 22:14:01 CDT 2003

As I quote Dale's message:
Dale Wheat stated on Wed 8/6/2003:
My two cents here:
I'm not interested in any R/C competitions being hosted by the DPRG.
There are plenty of other organizations supporting that sort of
development.  Of course, if there's enough interest amongst the other
members, by all means, let's add it.
Thanks,
Dale Wheat
http://dalewheat.com
(972) 486-1317
(800) 330-1915, access code 00



-----Original Message-----
>From: dprglist-admin at dprg.org [mailto:dprglist-admin at dprg.org] On Behalf
Of Dale Wheat
Sent: Monday, September 08, 2003 9:57 PM
To: Earl Bollinger; 'DPRG'
Subject: Re: [DPRG] SWARC at RoboRama?

Earl,

> I am going to have to vote no.

I find this surprising, but I completely respect your right to your
opinion.
If we all blended homogeonously together, we wouldn't be a club - we'd
be an
anthill.

> Now it looks like pretty much the same people who were so against RC
> robots  earlier are now wanting to push for it.

Who's pushing for what?  We're talking about sharing space and public
exposure, not philosophies.  Even though the end results are vastly
different (create vs. destroy), there are just too many shared interests
to
ignore at least a limited synergy between the two groups.  Example of
these
interests include, but are not limited to, the following:

High reliability system design
Safety
Mechanical drive components
Competitive development

So I feel we have a lot to share, excepting, of course, an arena.  We
can
learn from them and they can learn from us.  That doesn't mean I want
the
DPRG to start holding robot sacrifices.  Even if we did (which we
won't), I
would simply not participate, and hopefully by example lead others to
what I
consider a more appropriate application of technology, time and creative
energy.  So whereas I see a perfectly valid justification for inviting
our
distant cousins to our event (and enjoying reciprocal exposure at
their's),
I find no conflict with the stated goals of the DPRG.  I still say it's
the
best way to delineate ourselves in the public eye from the mob-pandering
bloodlust that passes for "robotics" eleswhere.

Thanks,

Dale Wheat
http://dalewheat.com
(972) 486-1317
(800) 330-1915, access code 00

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