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Subject: Re: robot computer

Author: Vincent Diepeveen

Date: 15:23:19 01/29/05

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On January 29, 2005 at 18:19:01, Steve B wrote:

>Wasn't some robot model from start of the 80s a few years again produced and
>>intended to get sold in a certain supermarket in Spain?
>the only Robot to use an arm for movement was the Novag Robot Adversay
>released in 1982 and containing Dave Kittingers "MYCHESS" program
>about 2000 were sold
>i have two of them
>one in perfect condition
>the other defective
>most Novag Robots are now defective
>here are two photos of it:

Yeah i remember that thing. A tad bigger than it looks at the photo i remember
it. That's what was told to be reproduced despite all design mistakes for
Spanish market.

>>For a lot of old computers Jan had when he died, feel free to email the person
>>who has them all now, he might want to sell you one or more :
>>  John van der Hoeven <>
>yes it was sad to learn of your Jan Louwman's death
>known and respected the world over as the "Father of chess computers"
>i know that many of his computers are already sold

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