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  • That's interesting to know - at least it explains why I can't seem to edit the wiki subpage.  It just spins until it times out.  I'll try again another day.

    Deborah Brouwer December 15, 2022 - 12:03am

  • Hey Silas,

    I found your response to the question about number of programming in the futures very interesting.

    I was contemplating on whether there would be more programs in the future because new necessities may arise which current programs are not optimized for, or there will be less because programs will constantly be updated until there are only a few that can do almost everything very well. 

    The way you put it as there will always be more and as new ones will be created and old ones never really disappear resonates with me because I guess they are like songs. New songs are always created and old songs will always be there even though less people will listen to them.


    Syed H

    Syed Hadi December 14, 2022 - 1:46am

  • I am now in Unit 7 reading and one of the most important parts I have found of a robot is the actuator. This device not only converts energy into physical motion but also actuators produce rotary and linear motion, which I find very fascinating. In researching further about actuators, I found there are three major types of actuators; hydraulic, pneumatic, and electric, and depending on the kind of robot we are building one could be more suitable than others.

    Jesus Melendez Manzano December 10, 2022 - 5:12pm

  • Hey Mitch, awesome post. I had a good laugh at your response to the final Food For Thought where you spin the question to a Darwinian point of view.


    I find your take on programming with voice quite interesting. I can't imagine a day not using some sort of keyboard to control a computer, even if it's one of those fancy high-efficiency keyboards where you combine sounds, not letters (like a stenographer).

    Dylan Oakes November 24, 2022 - 8:59am