By user9157252 on Jan 13, 2006
But I was lying on the couch one night surfing the web and watching Mythbusters as they were doing something with robotics (I think they were disproving the myth that when Bugs Bunny stuck his finger in a shotgun it 'banana-peeled' on Yosemite Sam. Turns out that myth is false -- who would've guessed!! -- and it just takes the hand off at about the wrist, but I digress) and I thought "hmmm ... robotics ... we do something with robotics with SPOTs ... " So I Googled Jamie Hyneman, one of the hosts, and dropped him an email. A non fan email and asked him if he'd be interested in talking about SPOTs with me.
He's a great guy, very personable and reasonable, and we exchanged a few emails before having a conference call. A few emails later, and a few months later, and I got an email from him saying he had some time and would stop by the Labs yesterday after lunch. And so he did! We spent about 2 hours talking about all sorts of projects he's working on -- turns out he gets contacted by a very diverse group of folks to talk about a very wide range of projects, as you might suspect.
Looks like we just might be collaborating with Jamie on a number of aspects of Sun SPOTs and robotics! How cool is that?
[I feel better about world problems now!]