Mini-Robot Proposal to ARPA
During the next decade it will become practical to use more and more sophisticated techniques of automation--we shall call this "robotics"--both in established industries and in new areas. The rate at which these techniques become available will depend very much on the way research programs are organized to pursue them. The issues involved are rather large and touch not only on technical matters but also on aspects of national economic policy and attitudes toward world trade positions. The project herein proposed is concerned with the development of two particular aspects of Robotics, namely; 1.) Development of a miniature hand-eye system 2.) Development of remote, ARPA-NETWORK style operation of robotic systems, in which simple jobs are handled locally while more complex computations are done on a larger scale.