On Sat, Oct 20, 2012 at 08:18:16AM -0400, Roger Clough wrote:
> Hi Russell Standish 
> But the robot plants could not grow more robot structure
> for free nor produce seeds. Or produce beautiful sweet-smelling
> flowers. If they could produce more robot structure,
> we ought to use them to produce more manf capabilities
> (including producing more chips for free).

All of which are irrelevant to the stated task of using sunlight
to convert carbon dioxide to ocygen.

Nvevertheless, self-reproducing robots exist as well, in case you're
wondering. Take a look at the rep-rap project.


Prof Russell Standish                  Phone 0425 253119 (mobile)
Principal, High Performance Coders
Visiting Professor of Mathematics      hpco...@hpcoders.com.au
University of New South Wales          http://www.hpcoders.com.au

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