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00300 Im sending you this note by personal delivery because it
00400 seems to be the only easy way to get in touch with you. I fully
00500 understand and concur with your opposition to telephones.
00700 The subject matter is a friend of mine who has been working
00800 here at the A.I. Project for the past year or so. Craig Cook is his
00900 name, and he's now looking around for a position in A.I. related
01000 fields in the area. He's interviewing at XEROX today and has
01100 mentioned that he would very much like to talk with you. Craig has
01200 worked in the Hand-Eye group and has done the programming of our
01300 Sierra Camera. He also has done a lot of programming related to arm
01400 and camera calibration. In my opinion he is very well qualified in
01500 hardware related programming, especially where noise,
01600 non-linearities, and other non-cookbook programming considerations
01700 are essential. He has a very good grasp of the use of Fourier
01800 Transforms and the like. I hope you will have a few minutes to talk
01900 with him as I feel that you may have some common areas of interest
02000 which could prove mutually fruitful. If not, maybe you could suggest
02100 some other possibilities.
02300 On another matter. I'm working less than full time at
02400 Stanford and am in the midst of forming a new company. The name is
02500 VICARM and it makes mechanical arms and related hardware. The first
02600 product will be the M.I.T. arm, a small desk top arm. VICARM will
02700 also be selling the Stanford Arm, similar in configuration to the arm
02800 we are using here.
02900 Should you be interested in an arm, let me know.