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RE: starship-design: unmanned missions, AI, etc.

Well, I think we're far from manually dexterous enough robots to perform
any kind of physical maintenance that might be required.  Look at the
Galileo spacecraft.  So much trouble from one stuck antennae that would
take a guy with a wrench about five minutes to fix.
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> From: 	Lindberg[SMTP:lindberg@olywa.net]
> Sent: 	Wednesday, February 11, 1998 9:48 AM
> Subject: 	starship-design: unmanned missions, AI, etc.
> they occur.  In fact, i challenge the group to concieve of a scenario
> during an interstellar mission which a human crew's decisions would be
> better than a computer's, such that the superiority could justify the
> added weight, cost, risk, and general pain in the neck which
> astronauts
> present.
> Nels Lindberg