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'[OT]: Battlebots'
2001\01\15@190117 by Jinx

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Note to regular (and any unheardfrom lurkers) NZ listers

Prime TV, Wed 17th Jan, 8:35 - 9:05pm, new series

"Battlebots - A contest of engineering, strategy and creativity
in which radio-controlled robots equipped with an array of
destructive weaponry try to knock each other out"

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2001\01\15@191511 by Dal Wheeler

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Here in the states; "Battlebots" is on the Comedy Central network of all
places.  They seem to be more interested in making enuendo and jiggling a
few models around than the actual robots though...  Is it the same program?
Bill Nye (the science guy (disney) --which I kind of picture Bob Blick to be
like in person --honest, it's a complement Bob!) does guest appearances once
in a while?

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2001\01\15@191922 by Steven J. Devine

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> Note to regular (and any unheardfrom lurkers) NZ listers
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> Prime TV, Wed 17th Jan, 8:35 - 9:05pm, new series
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> "Battlebots - A contest of engineering, strategy and creativity
> in which radio-controlled robots equipped with an array of
> destructive weaponry try to knock each other out"

If its the same one as in the U.S., info can be viewed at http://www.battlebots.com... plenty of links to competitors, rules, etc.

Steve

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2001\01\15@192957 by Dan Michaels

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This has been on TV here for a while:

http://www.robotwars.com/

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2001\01\15@205957 by Jinx

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> This has been on TV here for a while:
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> http://www.robotwars.com/

Thanks for the nudge. I notice that 1997 is the latest year for content.
Are you watching repeats ? 3-peats ?

NZ is definitely not  well-served by technology programmes. So rare
to see anything fresh amongst all the 20-something fluff I'm really
looking forward to Battlebots. Expect a cranky mail Wed night if I
don't get what I'm expecting. OTOH, you never know what ideas
you might get from even a chance or off-hand mention or description.
At the very least it'll have robots in it, and that's a start

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2001\01\15@211910 by Jinx

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> Here in the states; "Battlebots" is on the Comedy Central network
> of all places.  They seem to be more interested in making enuendo
> and jiggling a few models around than the actual robots though...

Innuendos  eh ? Jiggling eh ? They don't by any chance have a wet
T-shirt competition for the bots do they ?

> Is it the same program?

Have to let you know on Wed night

I've seen some robotwars a couple of years ago. Never followed it
up as their web site was perpetually wonky. Might try again

Dan and I have talked about the BBC series Scrapheap off-line,
which is on The Learning Channel as Junkyard Wars. That's just
gotta be the best bodgers programme

http://tlc.discovery.com/tlcpages/junkyard/episodes.html

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2001\01\15@225114 by Randy Glenn

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BattleBots starts here in Canada on The Comedy Network - cable
channel - on Jan 26, 8:30pm Eastern, I think... check local listings,
set VCRs, etc...

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getting PICLIST posts from @Home? I stopped getting them last Monday,
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2001\01\15@230154 by Bob Blick

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At 05:11 PM 1/15/2001 -0700, you wrote:
>Here in the states; "Battlebots" is on the Comedy Central network of all
>places.  They seem to be more interested in making enuendo and jiggling a
>few models around than the actual robots though...  Is it the same program?
>Bill Nye (the science guy (disney) --which I kind of picture Bob Blick to be
>like in person --honest, it's a complement Bob!) does guest appearances once
>in a while?

Hehe... actually I'm on a battlebot team, maybe I'll make it through
qualifying and onto TV sometime! It's an OK show, but I'd prefer something
like a cross between Battlebots and Iron Chef and Junkyard Wars - sort of
"Iron Chef Dumpster" :-)

Cheers,

Bob Blick

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2001\01\15@230817 by Dan Michaels

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Jinx wrote:
>> This has been on TV here for a while:
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>> http://www.robotwars.com/
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>Thanks for the nudge. I notice that 1997 is the latest year for content.
>Are you watching repeats ? 3-peats ?
>

Who knows. Too easy to fall asleep while watching anyway.
They are more like RC-controlled lawnmowers and chainsaws
on wheels than what you would think of as a bot. Brawn rules,
stealth usually gets caught and hammered into pudding. Fun
for 8 YO's.

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2001\01\15@232052 by Anthony Bussan

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What is "Iron Chef"?

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At 05:11 PM 1/15/2001 -0700, you wrote:
>Here in the states; "Battlebots" is on the Comedy Central network of all
>places.  They seem to be more interested in making enuendo and jiggling a
>few models around than the actual robots though...  Is it the same program?
>Bill Nye (the science guy (disney) --which I kind of picture Bob Blick to
be
>like in person --honest, it's a complement Bob!) does guest appearances
once
>in a while?

Hehe... actually I'm on a battlebot team, maybe I'll make it through
qualifying and onto TV sometime! It's an OK show, but I'd prefer something
like a cross between Battlebots and Iron Chef and Junkyard Wars - sort of
"Iron Chef Dumpster" :-)

Cheers,

Bob Blick

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2001\01\16@002734 by Bob Blick

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At 10:09 PM 1/15/2001 -0600, you wrote:
>What is "Iron Chef"?

A Japanese TV show, cooking competition in a kitchen stadium. Pretty
awesome, amazing to watch. Impossible to describe and do it justice. It's
addictive.

-Bob

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2001\01\16@081227 by Steven J. Devine

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> Hehe... actually I'm on a battlebot team, maybe I'll make it through
> qualifying and onto TV sometime! It's an OK show, but I'd prefer something
> like a cross between Battlebots and Iron Chef and Junkyard Wars - sort of
> "Iron Chef Dumpster" :-)

Figured I couldn't be the only Battlebot team member on here :^)  Waiting for the announcement of the Date and location of the next competition (April) and scrambling to be ready.

Steve Devine
Team Diginati

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2001\01\16@081239 by John Pfaff

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I would have to agree that Junkyard Wars is better than Battlebots.  It may
not be as exciting throughout, but you get to see some of the thought
process and the end can be very exciting.  Is it just me, or do the teams
with engineers tend to over-design while the teams made up of people who
work more with their hands (mechanics and the like) usually make better
stuff.

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2001\01\16@090035 by Alan B. Pearce

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>Who knows. Too easy to fall asleep while watching anyway.
>They are more like RC-controlled lawnmowers and chainsaws
>on wheels than what you would think of as a bot. Brawn rules,
>stealth usually gets caught and hammered into pudding. Fun
>for 8 YO's.

Sounds like the UK version of robotwars that appears from time to time. I catch
bits of it when surfing between channels, or waiting for the program following.
They have a fire below the surface of the arena that spews up a bit like a
geyser every so often, and one of the tricks seems to be to push the other bot
over it as the flames leap out. I don't know if this is designed as a means of
cooking the electronics in the bot, or getting points - if they have them. I
assume it is a bit like stock cars (not American ones) - the last one moving
wins.

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2001\01\16@105046 by Dan Michaels

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>assume it is a bit like stock cars (not American ones) - the last one moving
>wins.
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Was called Demolition Derby here - if it still exists.

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2001\01\16@234251 by Dan Michaels

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Captain Jinx wrote:
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>"Battlebots - A contest of engineering, strategy and creativity
>in which radio-controlled robots equipped with an array of
>destructive weaponry try to knock each other out"
>

Captain Jinx, sir, you may be interested to know that "Tekno the
Robot Dog" is rated #15 best seller at Toysrus, just squeezing
past "Diva Starz: Glam Girl Alexa" and the pets.com sock puppet.

Unfortunately, your little friend Poo-Chi didn't rate in the
top100, but "Meow-Chi in Pink" did rate #64.

For more info, click "Top Sellers":  http://www.toysrus.com

Also, if you ever wondered why George Lucas is so darn rich,
about half the top100 sellers are Star Wars derivatives :).

- danM

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2001\01\17@033346 by Jinx

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> Who knows. Too easy to fall asleep while watching anyway.
> They are more like RC-controlled lawnmowers and chainsaws
> on wheels than what you would think of as a bot. Brawn rules,
> stealth usually gets caught and hammered into pudding. Fun
> for 8 YO's

I must have a bit more stamina than you Dan. I'm wide awake
at 8:30

It was quite watchable. It's the Comedy Central 2000 series.
The event is more like that detestable WWF than the Robotwars
I'd seen and although this was just the season warm-up I was
hoping for more than a couple of lightweight bouts, but they
were OK.

You're right about brawn so far - incapacitation by decapitation
seems to be the way. The two flipper bots were out-smashed
and out-manouevered, especially in the first bout, Backlash v
Disposable Hero

Best bot I recall seeing on Robotwars was a very cunning one
that could retract everything and had no space underneath for
a flipper to get under. And it was an excellent flipper itself, I
think it took the major prize. One type I didn't see in the line-
up was a gripper. Something to just smother the opponent,
but perhaps a quiet fight's just not good TV

The innuendos weren't grubby enough for me (such a shame
Benny Hill's not around to advise) and a disturbing lack of
John 3:16 signs in the crowd, but the umpire who sounds
like Kermit The Frog was an unexpected bonus.

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2001\01\17@111053 by Dan Michaels

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At 09:34 PM 1/17/01 +1300, you wrote:
>> Who knows. Too easy to fall asleep while watching anyway.
>> They are more like RC-controlled lawnmowers and chainsaws
>> on wheels than what you would think of as a bot. Brawn rules,
>> stealth usually gets caught and hammered into pudding. Fun
>> for 8 YO's
>
>I must have a bit more stamina than you Dan. I'm wide awake
>at 8:30
>

Comes on here at 11:30 saturday nite. Glass of warm milk,
and bye bye little birdie.
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>Best bot I recall seeing on Robotwars was a very cunning one
>that could retract everything and had no space underneath for
>a flipper to get under.

Best I saw had a hydraulic-driven retractable whale harpoon.
Unfortunately, the electronics failed right off, and it got
lifted up by a house bot and roasted over the fire pit.

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2001\01\17@172056 by Jinx

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> Best I saw had a hydraulic-driven retractable whale harpoon.

Oh, Japanese Govt entry

> Unfortunately, the electronics failed right off, and it got
> lifted up by a house bot and roasted over the fire pit.

Roasted over a fire pit ? That was the bit I didn't fancy in the
post-post-retirement brochure from the Dante Afterlife Travel
Co

Seen just ramps, saws and hammers so far. Thought that was
mean at first but Battlebots ain't fer softies, kill or be killed

As the ring announcer for Battlebots would love to say

"LLLLLLLLLLet's get ready to fumblllllllllllllle............"

From Reuters Internet section -

Cybersex Replaces Real Thing with Online Robots

Last updated: 17 Jan 2001 20:39 GMT (Reuters)

LONDON (Reuters) - If your sex life isn't all you want it to be or
if you're looking for a long-distance relationship, an inventor in
Australia may have just the thing -- virtual reality sex.

Dominic Choy of Cammeray in New South Wales has applied
for a patent to replace the real thing with life-like online robots,
according to New Scientist magazine.

"Servo motors move its limbs and other body parts in response to
signals from both the Internet and from touch and sound sensors
on its body," according to the magazine.

Cyber sex would allow people wearing virtual reality visors at
opposite ends of the globe who have matching robots to see
and hear each other on their Internet connection.

Choy said the online lovers could also program the system so
that one partner could resemble the other's favorite celebrity.

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2001\01\17@174417 by Steven J. Devine

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> > Unfortunately, the electronics failed right off, and it got
> > lifted up by a house bot and roasted over the fire pit.
>
> Roasted over a fire pit ? That was the bit I didn't fancy in the
> post-post-retirement brochure from the Dante Afterlife Travel
> Co
>
> Seen just ramps, saws and hammers so far. Thought that was
> mean at first but Battlebots ain't fer softies, kill or be killed

The previous poster was referring to Robot Wars, not battlebots.  I believe it plays Saturday afternoons on TLC in the US.

Steve

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2001\01\17@184953 by jamesnewton

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Now, people, this story is NO S**T.

I knew a guy who was in the business of making... certain body parts... for
the purpose of sexual pleasure. Very different person. Anyway, he sought me
out to do some computer consulting for him on neural nets. I figured it was
a hobby of his or something and his home was not adorned with objects from
his factory so I came over and did some hours laying out what could be done.

Then one day he drew me aside, asked me to promise never to tell a living
soul, and then showed me the "girl" he had constructed for himself. Spring
action legs so it would pump back against you given a thrust at the resonant
frequency(s). Very lifelike skin over latex muscles. Warm water pumped
through plastic tubing "blood vessels". Barbie doll figure.

He was sure that they would sell like hot cakes especially with the voice
box and neural net "personality" I was supposed to help develop...

I found myself too busy with other clients to spend time working for him
after that. Just too weird. But you have to wonder what became of it...

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2001\01\17@191057 by Arthur Brown

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I think I married iT. but the warm water has turned Cold

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> Now, people, this story is NO S**T.
>
> I knew a guy who was in the business of making... certain body parts...
for
> the purpose of sexual pleasure. Very different person. Anyway, he sought
me
> out to do some computer consulting for him on neural nets. I figured it
was
> a hobby of his or something and his home was not adorned with objects from
> his factory so I came over and did some hours laying out what could be
done.
>
> Then one day he drew me aside, asked me to promise never to tell a living
> soul, and then showed me the "girl" he had constructed for himself. Spring
> action legs so it would pump back against you given a thrust at the
resonant
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2001\01\17@231958 by Dan Michaels

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Captain Jinx wrote:
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>Roasted over a fire pit ? That was the bit I didn't fancy in the
>post-post-retirement brochure from the Dante Afterlife Travel
>Co
>

So that's what the DATC is.
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>From Reuters Internet section -
>
>Cybersex Replaces Real Thing with Online Robots
>
>Last updated: 17 Jan 2001 20:39 GMT (Reuters)
>

The "empire" is greatly behind the times. If you check back
issues of Der Spiegel from 2 or 3 years ago, you will find
the Germans have already perfected this venue.

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2001\01\18@005940 by Jinx

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> >Cybersex Replaces Real Thing with Online Robots
> >
> >Last updated: 17 Jan 2001 20:39 GMT (Reuters)
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>
> The "empire" is greatly behind the times. If you check back
> issues of Der Spiegel from 2 or 3 years ago, you will find
> the Germans have already perfected this venue.

But did they try and patent it ? (that's not as in "patent
leather" by the way)

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2001\01\18@073805 by Alan B. Pearce

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>Cybersex Replaces Real Thing with Online Robots

There was a series on one of the TV channels in Britain last year to try and
inform people about the internet, and one of the items showed a couple of people
in some form of sensory suits that looked a bit like diving suits. It was
possible to remote control the sensors, and one of the "tricks" was to have
photos of your partner on your PC, and by running your mouse over the figure on
the picture you could actuate the sensors in the suit your partner was
wearing....

Real - no kidding.

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2001\01\18@190833 by Jinx

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> >Cybersex Replaces Real Thing with Online Robots
>
> There was a series on one of the TV channels in Britain last
> year to try and inform people about the internet, and one of
> the items showed a couple of people in some form of sensory
> suits

How long/soon before "virtual adultery" gets thrashed out
in the divorce courts ?

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