[rescue] You want balls?

Joshua D Boyd jdboyd at cs.millersville.edu
Sat Jan 18 11:35:50 CST 2003

On Sat, Jan 18, 2003 at 12:14:04PM -0500, Mike F wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tim H." <lists at pellucidar.net>
> To: "The Rescue List" <rescue at sunhelp.org>
> Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2003 11:00 AM
> Subject: Re: [rescue] You want balls?
> > Please tell me there are pictures of Josh mounted to this robot! :-)  I
> > have this picture in my head of a large industrial robot with Josh
> > mountd on the end of the arm being used to attach pieces to a car on an
> > assembly line.
> One would NOT want to be mounted to one of those robots. In my
> high-school robotics class (we actually had a GMF robot to play with)
> the teacher loved to remind us all that you don't want to make a mistake
> programming these things. He had seen one whose limits were set
> incorrectly, and the robot's arm crashed into a Bridgeport (milling machine)
> and actually launched it across the room. I don't wanna know what it
> would to to a person. In the interests of staying semi on-topic, at one
> of my previous employers the senior designers used SGI machines running
> RobCAD to simulate such robots. They used Indys and some deskside SGI
> machines which I really wish I could remember (I didn't know anything
> about real hardware then, around 1993-95.) They were about the size of
> dorm refrigerators, maybe a little smaller, and that's as specific as I can
> get.

Crimsons would have been current then.  That was the first common
deskside that wasn't two towers.  I think there was another deskside
case before the Crimson, but I just can't remeber which 4D it would have

Joshua D. Boyd

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