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Re: Ringing robots

I wonder how well they handle irregularities in the rhythm.  In fact there
must be a pretty sophisticated computer program behind all this.

On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 9:41 AM Don Morrison <dfm ringing org> wrote:

> 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>
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