## 1492Re: the quest for om.

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• Jul 2, 2002
The human eye takes pictures at approximately 25shots/second. If
there is an algorithm that can be perfected to the point where the
robot will be able to recognize a pencil in different background _A_,
_B_, _C_, _D_ ....etcetera; then, why can't the robot "facture" a
scene comprising of a moving target into multiple "still" or stagnant
pictures?....The reverse of what moviegoers sees at the cinema--slow
the scene down then execute the algorithm on it. In such a case, we
won't have to worry much about developing special algorithms for
detecting if the target is moving or not. Does this make any sense?

(II)On _depth perception_, i hypothesize two approaches: The robot
calculate the time differential of the light bouncing back from each
isolated target in its visual field--back into its optic sensors,
from that the robot can estimate distances. (b), From physics, the
lens formula points out the location or how far an _image_ is formed
from the lense, given the center of curvature and the distance of the
viewed _object_. Practically if one knows how far an _image_ is
formed from the mirror one can use the lense equation to determine
the distance of the _object_.(Clause:How do you know the
distance/position of the image beforehand?). Does this make any sense?

(III)
X + Y = Z is equivalent to Z - Y = X. Of course!!!
In my view, If a robot is ordered to find an exit out of a room; and
the robot circles about looking for a door or opening and happens to
find none--the room is walled completely. How does the robot
improvise on its own? E.g. Break down a wall. This kind of adaptive
behaviour is what i think signifies intelligence--creativity.
For the robot to accomplish this, the robot has to go through these
stages:
(a)Determine that by "get out of the room" it means getting from
point _A_ (which is the inside of the room) to point B(which is the
out of the walled enclosure).
(b)Determine that in order to get from _A_ to _B_ it(robot) needs to
transverse a sectional area not occupied by the wall.
(c) Determined that there is no such area.

[From this, can the robot then make the deduction that the only way
to get from _A_ to _B_ is for a sectional removal of the wall?, that
is, Z - Y = X, where Y can be any point in the domain(Z) of
approximately 6 feet in width.?]

(d)[Can the robot then initiate a search into its memory files to
isolate data correlating with slicing, cutting, sectioning, etcetera--
things that will aid in getting rid of the wall?]

I KNOW ALL THIS TO BE VERY CRUDE, any ideas? Does this make any sense?

--Borgia, C.

[Common sense a given population is merely the notion or idea that
seems to have the most weight or gravity in opinion polls of a given
population. Feed this data into the robot, i will wager the robot
will have common sense!]
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