Re: Schmidhuber

From: Larry (
Date: Wed Aug 09 2006 - 11:12:25 MDT

On Wed, 9 Aug 2006, Philip Goetz wrote:

> On 6/23/06, Brian Atkins <> wrote:
>> I think the first DARPA event failed mainly due to lack of testing and
>> development by the teams involved on the kind of real world off-road course
>> they
>> had to face. Some got thrown by mechanical problems, most got thrown by
>> their
>> code not being able to deal with certain kinds of challenges that the
>> off-road
>> course had. With more experience they were able to refine their code to
>> handle
>> all the gotchas for the second event.
> Do scientists in general tend to spend too much time theorizing and
> building things, relative to testing them out?

I'd say that tends to be mostly a curse of academics. There are alot of
CS papers out there that have no working code to go along with the ideas
presented. It wouldn't kill someone to write and test real code for an
idea thats going to be published.

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