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Re: Ringing robots

If you look at an earlier iteration, you can see some of the mechanism. 


Laura Dickerson 

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From: "Don Morrison" <dfm ringing org> 
To: "Ed Futcher" <efutcher yahoo com> 
Cc: "Bcr" <boston-change-ringers cosmos phy tufts edu> 
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2020 9:40:35 AM 
Subject: Re: Ringing robots 

On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 6:18 AM Ed Futcher via Boston-change-ringers 
<boston-change-ringers cosmos phy tufts edu> wrote: 
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XbW8z3lqW8 

They look more like the real people I’m used to ringing with than do 
those Men In Black (with brown shoes) in Handbell Stadium! 

I’m intrigued by how well the robots make the bells strike: just 
waving a bell up and down typically isn’t good enough, you need to 
have a firm end so the inertia of the clapper overcomes the resistance 
of the spring. I wonder if they’ve got the mechanical action doing 
that? Or if, perhaps, instead they’ve made the springs really loose: I 
could see that being possible with an extremely regular, mechanical 
thingie, where it would make a mess of it for less predictable humans. 

Don Morrison <dfm ringing org> 
“Lisp doesn't look any deader than usual to me.” 
— David Thornley, replying to a question older than 
most programming languages 

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