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[DPRG] RE: SWARC at RoboRama

Subject: [DPRG] RE: SWARC at RoboRama
From: rten at new.metronet.com rten at new.metronet.com
Date: Tue Sep 9 23:02:00 CDT 2003

Earl:
Are you related to any lawyers?
Ralph

On Tue, 9 Sep 2003, Earl Bollinger wrote:

> So does that include the deep sea rovers? Most of them are controlled
> via cables in a tether.
> The nifty ROV's that the military use nowadays? The FCC just cleared
> them for flying in US airspace. The ground based pilots can control
> them.
> The large gas and petroleum pipleline inspection robots? The ground crew
> can control them when they are checking out the pipelines from the
> inside.
> The autopilot system on the newer airliners? Although no one's really
> done it yet, they can take off, fly a course, and land too, supposedly
> the ground crew can take it over and fly it in case the flight crew is
> disabled.
> The Space shuttle? I believe someone on the ground can control it if the
> crew has mishap on board, and it is still intact.
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dprglist-admin at dprg.org [mailto:dprglist-admin at dprg.org] On Behalf
> Of rten at new.metronet.com
> Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2003 4:17 PM
> To: Jim Frye
> Cc: dprglist at dprg.org
> Subject: Re: [DPRG] RE: SWARC at RoboRama
>
> A robot with R/C is immediately no longer a robot.
> Ralph
>
> On Mon, 8 Sep 2003, Jim Frye wrote:
>
> > Hello David,
> >
> > At 03:21 PM 9/8/2003 -0500, David P. Anderson wrote:
> > >howdy
> > >
> > >I think I have to vote no.
> > >
> > >Not trying to be unfriendly.  I fly R/C airplanes so I'm
> > >not opposed to remote control.  But I'm not sure that the R/C
> > >airplane and helicopter folks should have a table at the
> > >next DPRG contest.  What happens when a bunch of excited
> > >spectators seek to join the DPRG because they also would
> > >like to fly toy airplanes?
> >
> > The difference is, the SWARC group, whether you agree with the
> definition
> > or not, feel they are doing "robots" too. Now I'm not opening up the
> > definition for debate! That dead horse is best left lying there. Just
> > pointing out what to me was obvious. :-D Thanks, Jim
> >
> >
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