10:04:31 From John Jennings : I am
10:04:56 From Ag7pr Jim : I am
10:08:51 From John Jennings : I would like to bring a Roboty to Maker Faire Everett
10:38:04 From James Newton : Sorry I’m late.
10:39:01 From James Newton : https://cfry.github.io/dde4/dde/
10:44:15 From Eddie : Its amazing Newton
10:44:27 From Eddie : 🤖
10:48:21 From James Newton :
10:54:47 From rhettg : Up until yesterday I was a GitHub employee and can say it will be very unlikely that GitHub Pages is going away anytime soon. It’s one of the most trafficed “sites” on the Internet.
10:55:13 From James Newton : Reacted to “Up until yesterday…” with 👍
10:55:58 From Chas Ihler (Laptop) : another website where you can host .. if you want to host a page for your robot there is this site… this is my site on buildersdb — it is mostly designed for combat robots but.. https://buildersdb.com/chas
11:01:54 From James Newton : Chas, that buildersdb.com side looks pretty cool… I’d seen it before, but I didn’t realize they would host pages for people.
11:05:08 From James Newton : The robots in space are very cool and I’m super happy to see people working on it. But I have no clue why people want to go from one gravity well to another. Going to the moon or mars makes no sense. The Asteroids, “small bodies” are the future. I’m SO JAZZED to see a focus on those.
11:09:24 From James Newton : NEOs (Near Earth Objects) are very numerous and contain every material we could need. The low gravity can be useful for burying living / storage spaces against radiation and micro-meteors and can be compensated for by humans with centrifuges. But starting with robots makes perfect sense. Great stuff!
11:34:41 From James Newton : I guess it’s fair to say that these asteroids environments are SO different that it will be very difficult for us to think “outside the box” far enough to have success. The evolutionary, small robots, little bit at a time approach is best to show us what works and what we expected to work but does not. This is really smart.
11:39:24 From James Newton : “Simulations are doomed to succeed”, but I guess the other options are just too expensive at this point. If we reach a point where robots can build basic level robots, at some point in the future, we could launch a robot making robot and then test what it makes in the actual environment.
11:40:31 From James Newton : Well.. meteors or ICBMs…. it’s good to hit them either way, right? LOL.
12:00:45 From James Newton : I love these problem solving robot systems! It’s amazing to me that Shakey the robot back in the early 1970s could solve object manipulation problems (via STRIPS, the first PDDL) and no hobby level robots are doing that today. I really want to support work in that area as a hobby.
12:05:56 From James Newton : Wish I could stay for the rest of this. SO interesting and I will watch the video later! Thanks for the fascinating presentation.
12:08:28 From Lloyd Moore : Ape Caves are in Washington
12:17:25 From wendye : Great talk! Thanks!
12:17:31 From Eddie : Thanks for the Talk