Inverted pendulums...

Colin Hopkins (ZL2TPX@paradise.net.nz)
Mon, 16 Nov 1998 06:44:56 +0100 (MET)

Hi there folks, this is my first attempt at using a news group so I hope
it works...

I have frequently heard about the problem of making a computer balance a
pendulum that has been inverted. My only reaction to this, so far, has
been, "So what."

Could someone take the time to explain why this problem is so important
to AIs, robots and such?

Could you also explain what is so hard about the problem?

As far as I can see it should be very easy to solve and I wil be working
on a prototype as soon as I have the time...

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