Re: Schmidhuber

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Wed Aug 09 2006 - 11:17:05 MDT

Phil, this is really a matter of engineering primarily; not science...

And in this case, I think there was a strong pragmatic and financial
motivation for the engineering teams to do testing in their home sites
ratehr than testing requiring traveling to off-road areas... not very


On 8/9/06, 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?

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