18586Re: [MAGIC-list] Re: Intelligent Interstellar Probes
- Sep 28, 2013On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 2:14 AM, Gabriel Leuenberger
> Wow 0.5c that's fast. Nice presentation, I learned some things.Thanks. That speed depends on the quantum vacuum plasma thruster,
> The Target Selection slide is strange: it makes it look like two different
> stars have equally sized habitable zones.
which might or might not work.
Here is tech we can build right away:
The illustrations are from PHL, take a look at how they visualize the
They might be normalizing the range
> Some questions:I don't know, but I don't think you can get the same scientific data.
> Would it be cheaper to gather the same scientific data by very large
> telescopes instead of an interstellar mission?
We can even map the planets' surface or land on the planets, etc.
> Would the Bussard Ramjet or other magnetic confinement fusion engines beRamject doesn't work due to drag, MCF could work, but for which type
of propulsion system?
> Did you check if the transmission rate of your interstellar communicationYes, it should be enough but a larger dish would do better, we can
> system is big enough?
send a bigger inflatable dish, that's not a problem. But I suppose
more research is needed on that although the mylar dish is pretty good
as it is.
> Why not use gravitational lensing for laser communication too?I've asked the authors of FOCAL proposal about that, the answer was
not that clear, it needs calculations. I suppose it's an open problem.
> On Thursday, 26 September 2013 12:11:07 UTC+2, Eray Özkural wrote:
>> A mostly non-technical presentation concerning some high-level ideas
>> about how to design an AI agent for interstellar probes.
>> I outline some ideas about this application in a hopefully
>> easy-to-understand way, comments welcome.
>> Note that here there isn't a formalization of the ideas presented, but
>> that's something for an AI conference I think.
>> Eray Ozkural, PhD candidate. Comp. Sci. Dept., Bilkent University, Ankara
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Eray Ozkural, PhD candidate. Comp. Sci. Dept., Bilkent University, Ankara