RE: Implementation

From: Hans Moravec <>
Date: Tue, 03 Aug 1999 16:23:15 -0400

Gilles HENRI <>:
> ... HLUT. As defined by Hans, it is ONLY programmed to
> handle language, through exchange of ASCII characters
> (am I wrong, Hans?).

That's as far as the last posting went. But it could have gone
further to define the "robotic" HLUT, organized exactly like the
synchronous ASCII version, but with a finer time resolution (maybe a
microsecond cycle) and connected to a robot instead of a teletype.
It would be fast enough to absorb serially-multiplexed data bytes
from digital cameras, microphones, force and other digital sensors
distributed on the robot, and output control bytes to digital
controllers for the robot's motors. Instead of encoding every
possible typed conversation its inhabitant could possibly have, the
table would encode all possible physical life experiences the robot
could have (using only 10^(10^16) bytes for a century-long life).
Received on Tue Aug 03 1999 - 13:27:07 PDT

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