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Ratsky
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But can they sing????
Ratsky   3/4/2014 11:07:11 AM
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Since my brother (aka "Riggy") is a "nautical musician" I had to ask! Wouldn't want to automate him out of a job!

JimT@Future-Product-Innovations
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Re: Backyard pool
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   1/19/2014 1:49:54 PM
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,,,didn't know that.  Thought the Roomba's just wandered ,,, Like the Hayward does. So, Roomba owners need to program the device for the layout of the furniture in rooms-?

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Re: Backyard pool
Battar   1/18/2014 2:54:22 PM
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Jim,

      Neither the Roomba nor robotic pool cleaners are "randomly autonomous". They follow programmed trajectories and react to external stimulus. 

Battar
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Re: Backyard pool
Battar   1/18/2014 2:54:05 PM
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Jim,

      Neither the Roomba nor robotic pool cleaners are "randomly autonomous". They follow programmed trajectories and react to external stimulus. 

JimT@Future-Product-Innovations
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Re: Backyard pool
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   1/16/2014 5:22:14 PM
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I consider the Hayward as randomly autonomous as a Roomba, which I think was classified as a Robot. One key difference is that it will not "back-up" when bumped in the front (a programmed decision for a robot) Instead, it just slowly turns to the right until it reorients itself into a clear path.  The simplicity of its operation is admirable; Robot, or Not!

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Re: Fewer jellyfish, more ROVs
Ann R. Thryft   1/16/2014 12:32:11 PM
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Jim, I'm pro-environment, but I've also studied biology, ecology and evolution. Speciation happens because environments change, so species are not all equal. Right now, to the jellyfish on the coasts of Korea, that means humans happened. Unless jelly-cide messes with the local ecosystem and has unexpected harmful results--as sometimes occurs from human interference--the genus overall doesn't have anything to worry about.

Battar
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Re: Backyard pool
Battar   1/16/2014 2:13:50 AM
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Jim,

       Unlike the micro-controller based electric pool cleaners, your suction powered cleaner is not a robot - it has no decision making process or pre-programmed actions. 

JimT@Future-Product-Innovations
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Re: Fewer jellyfish, more ROVs
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   1/15/2014 11:46:55 PM
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Laughing !!   It's a good thing I'm not an environmental fundamentalist extremist, or I'd have to object at you casting judgment on the value of a species! But, I'm not, and I don't, so we're good!

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Looks un-seaworthy
Ann R. Thryft   1/15/2014 6:20:00 PM
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I thought the artists's conception of CoralBot looked a wee bit unstable, too. But as we've discussed in several comments elsewhere, artists don't always have all the (engineering) data at hand.

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Re: Fewer jellyfish, more ROVs
Ann R. Thryft   1/15/2014 6:19:02 PM
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Jim, it's total jelly-genocide--that's the idea. I don't like messing with Mama Nature at all, but in this case, there's not much to like and this very sucecssful species has been around a long time.

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