Re: telluride + robots

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> >I just thought this was rather interesting. At this year's Workshop on
> >Neuromorphic Engineering in Telluride, looks like all of the
> >demos/labs are on small robotics. Whatever are those people thinking? > >
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> I've seen it over the course of a few years. My company did some
> robot-building workshops for the kid's camp that runs in the same
> place/time as the Neuromorphic conference, and had many of the scientists
> come to our side of the building to give talks daily.
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> What they've done is collect a very wide-sampling of experts from many
> fields of robotics and biology and brought them together for 2? 3? weeks.
> They educate each other on their specialities, give papers, and generally
> bot-out for about 18 hours a day. Talking to them, it seems that this
> period is a great creative outlet as they're not relieved of the
> day-to-day administrata required of them back in their own institutes.
> They come to Telluride, and get massive amounts of research done with
> lots of external input.
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> It's cool to see several classrooms get massively re-wired for a 50+
> pc's, multiple Khepera "test tanks" and several audio-sampling styrofoam > heads.
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> Regards,
> Dave
Ah so, the universities give them funds to go and spend 2 weeks in the
mountains, and then all they really do is play ... in the guise of
getting massive amounts of research done. What a deal. The only thing
better would be to schedule it during ski season, say what. :)
- dan
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dan michaels
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Heh - I'm sure they'd like that, but I do believe that there's outside funding that makes this happen. The school is a pretty good set up, Telluride's fairly well located between major universities, and they get a killer deal on off-season housing.
Besides, you ever see how active an East/West Coast University academic is when they're jacked up to 9,000 feet? They're not good for much else besides thinking! ;>
Regards, Dave
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Dave Hrynkiw

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