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Second Amateur Computer Club (ACC) Micro-robotics Conference 1984
		AMATEUR      COMPUTER      CLUB
		FIRST NATIONAL CONFERENCE,  ON:
		 'PRACTICAL      MICRO-ROBOTICS'
	   Saturday, 28 NOVEMBER 1981   (10 to 5.30) 
	          at IMPERIAL COLLEGE, LONDON

This is the first open conference about the new field of Micro-Robotics
in which Britain is becoming the world leader. It provides a meeting 
place for both light robot experts and amateurs seeking an exciting new 
low-cost project. The opening session on Micro-Mouse demonstrates step-
by-step how mechanical systems have been enhanced by adding computer 
intelligence - to achieve a well-defined task. This provides a better 
understanding of the more complex applications discussed in the afternoon.

PROGRAMME:    Morning Session -'MICRO-HOUSE'  

Design from top down - solving overall problems before details (computing!)
David Woodfield (GKN), Winner of 1981 Maze Contest with THUMPER, 
and Andrew Keatley (Allan-Martin Electronics)

The importance of control - in particular feedback and electronic sensors 
Eddie George (ICL Kidsgrove)

Adding a simple brain - Maze solving (or starting on AI)
Nick Smith, Winner of 1980 Maze Contest with STERLING MOUSE

Background and context of the Maze Contests
 - past and future John Billingsley (Portsmouth Polytechnic)

Afternoon Session -'SMALL  ROBOTS' CUTHBOT - a mobile robot.  
Douglas Urquhart (ICL Bracknell)

The ARMDROID arm robot - and the opportunities open to early robot builders 
Peter Matthews (Colne Robotics)

The GENESIS family of hydraulically-operated robots 
Tim Orr (Powertran Cybernetics)

Also: Open Forums and Speakers' Panel discussion. 
Time will be allocated for participants' contributions and practical 
demonstrations.

Conference fee:9.50 (4.75 for students under 18). 
Coffee/tea included Lunch may be obtained at cost in the College dining area.

Applications and enquiries to;  ACC Conference, Vernon Gifford
(Tel: (01) 653.3207)   111 Selhurst Road, London SE25 6LH.

-----------------------APPLICATION FORM----------------------

Please send ..... tickets for the Practical Micro-Robotics Conference.
on 28 November. Probable number of lunches in College = .........
Remittance for .....:... enclosed.
NAME : .................................... Tel.No. ..................
ADDRESS ..............................................................
Additional names on back or separate sheet. Also applications to make 
short contributions at the Forums, or bring items for demonstrations - 
with brief details. (Acceptance depends on availability on receipt).