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Robotics, general ( comp.robotics )
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From hollombe%[email protected] Tue Feb 18 00:29:16 1992 Flags: 000000000201 From: hollombe%[email protected] (The Polymath) Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups Subject: Call for discussion: comp.robotics Date: 9 Mar 90 00:27:32 GMT Reply-To: hollombe%[email protected] (The Polymath) Organization: Citicorp/TTI, Santa Monica Followup-to: news.groups Keywords: posted  [This message was originally posted to the following groups: 	news.groups,, comp.misc, alt.cyb-sys,, 	comp.periphs, comp.realtime, misc.misc, sci.electronics eliot]  The broad distribution of this proposal should give some idea as to why I consider the creation of this group appropriate. (A separate announcement went to a number of other moderated and unmoderated groups).  The subject of robotics can draw on information from all of these groups and more, yet none is particularly appropriate to it.  There is no one group I could go to with a specific robotics problem with a high probability of finding anyone who even has the same problem, let alone a solution.  Rather than broadcast such questions to the net, I'd like to see a dedicated group formed.  I therefore propose a new group:       Name:     comp.robotics       Moderation:  Unmoderated       Charter:  The discussion and exchange of information on the practical 	       aspects of real-world robots and their applications --                industrial, personal and experimental.  I put in the "real-world" qualification deliberately to exclude discussions of positronic brains, R2D2 and who, if anyone, was really inside Robbie in "Forbidden Planet."  I suggest that Asimov's laws are also best left to a more philosophically or socially oriented group.  For those interested in leading edge research, AI, machine vision, etc. a sci.robotics group might be more appropriate and can also be discussed at this time.  I don't think the two groups are mutually exclusive. (i.e.: Creation of one doesn't necessarily remove the need for the other).  Follow-ups are directed to news.groups  --  The Polymath (aka: Jerry Hollombe, [email protected])  Illegitimis non Citicorp(+)TTI                                                 Carborundum 3100 Ocean Park Blvd.   (213) 450-9111, x2483 Santa Monica, CA  90405 {csun | philabs | psivax}!ttidca!hollombe   
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