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What is the comp.robotics FAQ?

Welcome to comp.robotics.* The comp.robotics FAQ is a source of
information on robotics, especially commonly asked questions on the
newsgroup. Many questions are answered regarding parts, suppliers,
university programs, sensors, books, online-information, robots and
much more.

Before posting to the net - please take a little time to check to see
if the information you need is already there. Also, if you have
information you think should be there or updated please let me know.

If you haven't done so, new users on the net should read
news.announce.newusers. In particular, the following posts are a good
	-Emily Postnews Answers Your Questions on Netiquette
	-Rules for posting to Usenet
	-A Primer on How to Work With the Usenet Community
	-Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Usenet
	-Hints on writing style for Usenet
	-What is Usenet?

Where to find the comp.robotics FAQ and comp.robotics archives

The comp.robotics FAQ is currently posted to comp.answers,
news.answers and comp.robotics.misc  All posts to news.answers are
archived and are available via anonymous FTP and e-mail from the
locations listed below. The World Wide Web version is the original
source for all posted and archived versions.

This pointer to the FAQ is posted weekly and the FAQs themselves are
posted every 90 days.

	World Wide Web version of the FAQ is at:

	This is the most up-to-date version from which the other ascii
	and htmlized ascii versions are created. This is updated
	continually and the ascii files are generated automatically
	every week.

	OSU has a very useful site for many FAQs at:

	FTP is a way of copying file between networked computers. If
	you need help in using or getting started with FTP, send
	e-mail to with
		send usenet/news.answers/ftp-list/faq
	as the body of the message.
	part1, part2, part3, part4, part5
	Internet address:
        part1.Z, part2.Z, part3.Z, part4.Z, part5.Z [use uncompress]
        Internet address:
	part1, part2, part3, part4, part5

	Send email to containing these lines:

	send usenet/news.answers/robotics-faq/part1
	send usenet/news.answers/robotics-faq/part2
	send usenet/news.answers/robotics-faq/part3
	send usenet/news.answers/robotics-faq/part4
	send usenet/news.answers/robotics-faq/part5

	You can find a dozen or more sites in the US, Europe and Japan
	that store the FAQ and archives for comp.robotics by using the
	the many Internet search programs available.

	One location is:

	In addition to the FTP archive maintained at, there are a couple of other mechanisms

	- The comp.robotics archive at wilma is also available as a WAIS
	source (called "comp.robotics.src"), and hence it is also
	available to WWW browsers, via the appropriate WAIS gateway.

	- Moises Lejter maintains a mailing list of individuals who
	would rather receive comp.robotics via Email as a daily digest
	of all messages posted to comp.robotics in each 24-hour
	period.  Anyone interested should send email directly to
	<>.  It's a lot of mail though...

There are two newsgroups devoted to robotics: comp.robotics.misc and
comp.robotics.research. comp.robotics no longer exists. c.r.research
is a moderated group.


If you have any questions or comments send mail to Kevin Dowling,  Thanks.

aka: Kevin Dowling, <>     address:  Carnegie Mellon University
tel: 1.412.268.8830                                The Robotics Institute
fax: 1.412.268.5895                                5000 Forbes Avenue
url:              Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA
aka: Kevin Dowling, <>     address:  Carnegie Mellon University
tel: 1.412.268.8830                                The Robotics Institute
fax: 1.412.268.5895                                5000 Forbes Avenue
url:              Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA

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