PCT gets award

PCT gets award (93 Bytes)

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[Rupert Young (2014.07.30 13.00)]

  I am pleased to say that PR (Perceptual Robots), and the PCT

approach, got an award at the weekend, .
I am passionate about PCT and over the years I have been trying to
figure out how I could work in the field full-time and earn a
living, and raise its profile. I think one effective and
compelling way to do the latter is to build useful, real-world
applications which show that the approach works and is a powerful
approach to modelling dynamic living systems in unpredictable
environments. So, my solution to the former (and the latter) is to
start an enterprise to build control/robotic systems based upon
PCT, for the commercial world. And recently I have decided to
concentrate my efforts full-time in order to develop the
enterprise and make it a going concern. Basically, PCT or bust!
As fellow supporters of PCT any help you could offer would be most
appreciated in this endeavour to take PCT into the mainstream and
into the public consciousness.
Here are a few ways you could help:

http://www.innovation-council.org.uk/2014-awards/

  •       Follow on twitter, .
    
    And retweet tweets from PR to your followers. Twitter is very
    useful as a news feed for specific topics.
    https://twitter.com/perceptualrobot
  •       Follow on LinkedIn, .
    
    Also connect to me on LinkedIn.
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/perceptual-robots
  • Subscribe to the YouTube channel,
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGA1-akFXJYf90qIOH1BJuw
  •       Keep your eye out for any robotics challenges which might be
    
    suitable for PR to tackle.
  •       Keep your eye out for any sources of funding to which PR
    
    could apply, for robotics projects.
  •       Help fund PR projects. If I can find a suitable robotics
    
    project (walking bipedal robot?) I intend to set up a
    crowdfunding campaign to which supporters could subscribe and
    fund.
  •       I am more of a technical person than a business person, so
    
    any suggestions for business development would be useful.
  •       Generally inform to those who may be interested of PR's
    
    existence.
  •       Buy the T-shirt! (if you require a variation of the default let me know and I
    
    can add).
    http://perceptualrobots.spreadshirt.co.uk/
    If you don’t have an account on the social media channels
    above please consider signing up, they do have their uses, if
    only in this context. Twitter, particularly
    would be useful for publicising and discussing the core
    concepts of PCT.

Regards,
Dr Rupert Young

www.perceptualrobots.com
Twitter LinkedIn
YouTube

You star!!!
Yes, it is PCT or bust for all of us now!

Warren

Re PCT gets award (96 Bytes)

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On Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 1:09 PM, Rupert Young rupert@moonsit.co.uk wrote:

[Rupert Young (2014.07.30 13.00)]

  I am pleased to say that PR (Perceptual Robots), and the PCT

approach, got an award at the weekend, http://www.innovation-council.org.uk/2014-awards/.

  I am passionate about PCT and over the years I have been trying to

figure out how I could work in the field full-time and earn a
living, and raise its profile. I think one effective and
compelling way to do the latter is to build useful, real-world
applications which show that the approach works and is a powerful
approach to modelling dynamic living systems in unpredictable
environments. So, my solution to the former (and the latter) is to
start an enterprise to build control/robotic systems based upon
PCT, for the commercial world. And recently I have decided to
concentrate my efforts full-time in order to develop the
enterprise and make it a going concern. Basically, PCT or bust!

  As fellow supporters of PCT any help you could offer would be most

appreciated in this endeavour to take PCT into the mainstream and
into the public consciousness.

  Here are a few ways you could help:
  • Follow on twitter, https://twitter.com/perceptualrobot .
    And retweet tweets from PR to your followers. Twitter is very
    useful as a news feed for specific topics.
  • Follow on LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/company/perceptual-robots .
    Also connect to me on LinkedIn.
  • Subscribe to the YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGA1-akFXJYf90qIOH1BJuw
  •       Keep your eye out for any robotics challenges which might be
    
    suitable for PR to tackle.
  •       Keep your eye out for any sources of funding to which PR
    
    could apply, for robotics projects.
  •       Help fund PR projects. If I can find a suitable robotics
    
    project (walking bipedal robot?) I intend to set up a
    crowdfunding campaign to which supporters could subscribe and
    fund.
  •       I am more of a technical person than a business person, so
    
    any suggestions for business development would be useful.
  •       Generally inform to those who may be interested of PR's
    
    existence.
  • Buy the T-shirt! http://perceptualrobots.spreadshirt.co.uk/
    (if you require a variation of the default let me know and I
    can add).
    If you don’t have an account on the social media channels
    above please consider signing up, they do have their uses, if
    only in this context. Twitter, particularly
    would be useful for publicising and discussing the core
    concepts of PCT.

Regards,
Dr Rupert Young

www.perceptualrobots.com
Twitter LinkedIn
YouTube


Dr Warren Mansell
Reader in Psychology
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist & Chartered Clinical Psychologist
School of Psychological Sciences

Coupland I
University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PL
Email: warren.mansell@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 8589

Website: http://www.psych-sci.manchester.ac.uk/staff/131406

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The highly acclaimed therapy manual on A Transdiagnostic Approach to CBT using Method of Levels is available now.

Check www.pctweb.org for further information on Perceptual Control Theory

Dear Rupert,

May I express my immense admiration for you doing this. Congratulations!! I hope this will be a success. We met north of Berlin at a PCT meeting way back.

I have forwarded your email to my son in law Marco Plas. He is an economist and an ICT’er and knows about PCT. He lives in North London (Finchley) and I have suggested he might give you some business advice.

Warm regards,

Frans

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[Rupert Young (2014.07.30 13.00)]

  I am pleased to say that PR (Perceptual Robots), and the PCT

approach, got an award at the weekend, .
I am passionate about PCT and over the years I have been trying to
figure out how I could work in the field full-time and earn a
living, and raise its profile. I think one effective and
compelling way to do the latter is to build useful, real-world
applications which show that the approach works and is a powerful
approach to modelling dynamic living systems in unpredictable
environments. So, my solution to the former (and the latter) is to
start an enterprise to build control/robotic systems based upon
PCT, for the commercial world. And recently I have decided to
concentrate my efforts full-time in order to develop the
enterprise and make it a going concern. Basically, PCT or bust!
As fellow supporters of PCT any help you could offer would be most
appreciated in this endeavour to take PCT into the mainstream and
into the public consciousness.
Here are a few ways you could help:

http://www.innovation-council.org.uk/2014-awards/

  •       Follow on twitter, .
    
    And retweet tweets from PR to your followers. Twitter is very
    useful as a news feed for specific topics.
    https://twitter.com/perceptualrobot
  •       Follow on LinkedIn, .
    
    Also connect to me on LinkedIn.
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/perceptual-robots
  • Subscribe to the YouTube channel,
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGA1-akFXJYf90qIOH1BJuw
  •       Keep your eye out for any robotics challenges which might be
    
    suitable for PR to tackle.
  •       Keep your eye out for any sources of funding to which PR
    
    could apply, for robotics projects.
  •       Help fund PR projects. If I can find a suitable robotics
    
    project (walking bipedal robot?) I intend to set up a
    crowdfunding campaign to which supporters could subscribe and
    fund.
  •       I am more of a technical person than a business person, so
    
    any suggestions for business development would be useful.
  •       Generally inform to those who may be interested of PR's
    
    existence.
  •       Buy the T-shirt! (if you require a variation of the default let me know and I
    
    can add).
    http://perceptualrobots.spreadshirt.co.uk/
    If you don’t have an account on the social media channels
    above please consider signing up, they do have their uses, if
    only in this context. Twitter, particularly
    would be useful for publicising and discussing the core
    concepts of PCT.

Regards,
Dr Rupert Young

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www.perceptualrobots.com
Twitter LinkedIn
YouTube

[From Fred Nickols (2014.07.30.0917 EDT)

Congratulations, Rupert! Job well done. Best wishes and best of luck with your new venture. If I come across any relevant opportunities I will be sure to send them along.

Bill Powers would be tickled pink.

Fred Nickols

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From: Rupert Young [mailto:rupert@moonsit.co.uk]
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 8:10 AM
To: csgnet@lists.illinois.edu
Subject: PCT gets award

[Rupert Young (2014.07.30 13.00)]

I am pleased to say that PR (Perceptual Robots), and the PCT approach, got an award at the weekend, http://www.innovation-council.org.uk/2014-awards/.

I am passionate about PCT and over the years I have been trying to figure out how I could work in the field full-time and earn a living, and raise its profile. I think one effective and compelling way to do the latter is to build useful, real-world applications which show that the approach works and is a powerful approach to modelling dynamic living systems in unpredictable environments. So, my solution to the former (and the latter) is to start an enterprise to build control/robotic systems based upon PCT, for the commercial world. And recently I have decided to concentrate my efforts full-time in order to develop the enterprise and make it a going concern. Basically, PCT or bust!

As fellow supporters of PCT any help you could offer would be most appreciated in this endeavour to take PCT into the mainstream and into the public consciousness.

Here are a few ways you could help:

  • Follow on twitter, https://twitter.com/perceptualrobot. And retweet tweets from PR to your followers. Twitter is very useful as a news feed for specific topics.

  • Follow on LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/company/perceptual-robots. Also connect to me on LinkedIn.

  • Subscribe to the YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGA1-akFXJYf90qIOH1BJuw

  • Keep your eye out for any robotics challenges which might be suitable for PR to tackle.

  • Keep your eye out for any sources of funding to which PR could apply, for robotics projects.

  • Help fund PR projects. If I can find a suitable robotics project (walking bipedal robot?) I intend to set up a crowdfunding campaign to which supporters could subscribe and fund.

  • I am more of a technical person than a business person, so any suggestions for business development would be useful.

  • Generally inform to those who may be interested of PR’s existence.

  • Buy the T-shirt! http://perceptualrobots.spreadshirt.co.uk/ (if you require a variation of the default let me know and I can add).

If you don’t have an account on the social media channels above please consider signing up, they do have their uses, if only in this context. Twitter, particularly would be useful for publicising and discussing the core concepts of PCT.

Regards,
Dr Rupert Young

www.perceptualrobots.com
Twitter LinkedIn YouTube

Rupert! What a great honor, your dedication to PCT! Dad (and Mom) would certainly feel most humbled and moved by this declaration of your inspiration and desire to devote yourself fully to this work. I could picture him now at his dining room table, laptop humming, reading your email with a big grin on his face and declaring, “Well, I’ll be darned…”

I have to share that seeing your email this morning gave me a “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” moment. Allie made her trek across the country with the many boxes of Dad’s papers we are turning over to Northwestern University this weekend. Attached is a photo she sent of a sign she made along the way, to post in the window of her van. PCT or Bust, indeed!

I’m also laughing because Dad’s boss at Northwestern University was, of course, Dr. J. Allen Hynek, UFO expert among many other things, and consultant for, you guessed it, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. He was given a little cameo appearance in the movie, when the mother ship opens and the aliens begin to disembark…

Best,

*barb

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On Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 6:32 AM, Frans Plooij fplooij@kiddygroup.com wrote:

Dear Rupert,

May I express my immense admiration for you doing this. Congratulations!! I hope this will be a success. We met north of Berlin at a PCT meeting way back.

I have forwarded your email to my son in law Marco Plas. He is an economist and an ICT’er and knows about PCT. He lives in North London (Finchley) and I have suggested he might give you some business advice.

Warm regards,

Frans


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Email: fplooij@kiddygroup.com
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Op 30 jul. 2014, om 14:09 heeft Rupert Young rupert@moonsit.co.uk het volgende geschreven:

[Rupert Young (2014.07.30 13.00)]

  I am pleased to say that PR (Perceptual Robots), and the PCT

approach, got an award at the weekend, http://www.innovation-council.org.uk/2014-awards/.

  I am passionate about PCT and over the years I have been trying to

figure out how I could work in the field full-time and earn a
living, and raise its profile. I think one effective and
compelling way to do the latter is to build useful, real-world
applications which show that the approach works and is a powerful
approach to modelling dynamic living systems in unpredictable
environments. So, my solution to the former (and the latter) is to
start an enterprise to build control/robotic systems based upon
PCT, for the commercial world. And recently I have decided to
concentrate my efforts full-time in order to develop the
enterprise and make it a going concern. Basically, PCT or bust!

  As fellow supporters of PCT any help you could offer would be most

appreciated in this endeavour to take PCT into the mainstream and
into the public consciousness.

  Here are a few ways you could help:
  • Follow on twitter, https://twitter.com/perceptualrobot .
    And retweet tweets from PR to your followers. Twitter is very
    useful as a news feed for specific topics.
  • Follow on LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/company/perceptual-robots .
    Also connect to me on LinkedIn.
  • Subscribe to the YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGA1-akFXJYf90qIOH1BJuw
  •       Keep your eye out for any robotics challenges which might be
    
    suitable for PR to tackle.
  •       Keep your eye out for any sources of funding to which PR
    
    could apply, for robotics projects.
  •       Help fund PR projects. If I can find a suitable robotics
    
    project (walking bipedal robot?) I intend to set up a
    crowdfunding campaign to which supporters could subscribe and
    fund.
  •       I am more of a technical person than a business person, so
    
    any suggestions for business development would be useful.
  •       Generally inform to those who may be interested of PR's
    
    existence.
  • Buy the T-shirt! http://perceptualrobots.spreadshirt.co.uk/
    (if you require a variation of the default let me know and I
    can add).
      If you don't have an account on the social media channels

above please consider signing up, they do have their uses, if
only in this context. Twitter, particularly
would be useful for publicising and discussing the core
concepts of PCT.

Regards,
Dr Rupert Young

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www.perceptualrobots.com

      [Twitter](https://twitter.com/perceptualrobot) [LinkedIn](https://www.linkedin.com/company/perceptual-robots)
      [YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGA1-akFXJYf90qIOH1BJuw)

That’s great, Rupert! Congratulations!

These real-world robotic projects are an excellent way to get visibility for PCT . It would also be cool if a computer-game designer would start using PCT principles to build some bots that really seem alive.

I like your website, too, with the other PCT robotic projects that it shows. What kinds of commercial projects are you thinking of?

Best of luck with the new enterprise!

Kent

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[Rupert Young (2014.07.30 13.00)]

I am pleased to say that PR (Perceptual Robots), and the PCT approach, got an award at the weekend,
.
I am passionate about PCT and over the years I have been trying to figure out how I could work in the field full-time and earn a living, and raise its profile. I think one effective and compelling way to do the latter is to build useful, real-world applications
which show that the approach works and is a powerful approach to modelling dynamic living systems in unpredictable environments. So, my solution to the former (and the latter) is to start an enterprise to build control/robotic systems based upon PCT, for the
commercial world. And recently I have decided to concentrate my efforts full-time in order to develop the enterprise and make it a going concern. Basically, PCT or bust!
As fellow supporters of PCT any help you could offer would be most appreciated in this endeavour to take PCT into the mainstream and into the public consciousness.
Here are a few ways you could help:


http://www.innovation-council.org.uk/2014-awards/

  • Follow on twitter, . And retweet tweets from PR to your followers. Twitter is very useful as a news feed for specific topics.

    https://twitter.com/perceptualrobot
  • Follow on LinkedIn, . Also connect to me on LinkedIn.

    https://www.linkedin.com/company/perceptual-robots
  • Subscribe to the YouTube channel,

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGA1-akFXJYf90qIOH1BJuw
  • Keep your eye out for any robotics challenges which might be suitable for PR to tackle.
  • Keep your eye out for any sources of funding to which PR could apply, for robotics projects.
  • Help fund PR projects. If I can find a suitable robotics project (walking bipedal robot?) I intend to set up a crowdfunding campaign to which supporters could subscribe and fund.
  • I am more of a technical person than a business person, so any suggestions for business development would be useful.
  • Generally inform to those who may be interested of PR’s existence.
  • Buy the T-shirt! (if you require a variation of the default let me know and I can add).

    http://perceptualrobots.spreadshirt.co.uk/

    If you don’t have an account on the social media channels above please consider signing up, they do have their uses, if only in this context. Twitter, particularly would be useful for publicising and discussing the core concepts of PCT.

Regards,
Dr Rupert Young

www.perceptualrobots.com
Twitter
LinkedIn

YouTube

[From Rick Marken (2014.07.30.0930)]

That is both great and timely news Rupert. I’m going to speak on the future of PCT this weekend at the Powers Archive dedication. I can now shorten my already brief presentation to one slide: the future of PCT is Rupert Young and Perceptual Robots!

But seriously, congratulations on the award. It’s great visibility for PCT and for your excellent demonstrations of robotic behavior based on a control of perception architecture. As I said in my comments on one of your papers describing your autonomous robot, you really did a masterful job of demonstrating how complex, purposeful behavior can be produced in a real world (disturbance prone) environment by controlling complex perceptions rather than by generating complex programs of output.

I’ll be ordering my Perceptual Robots tee shirt soon, just as soon as the money starts rolling in from the sale of my book;-)

Again, hearty congratulations on the award and on the great work for which it was given! With smart, dedicated young folks like you and Adam on board I am once again optimistic about the future of PCT!!

Best

Rick

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On Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 5:09 AM, Rupert Young rupert@moonsit.co.uk wrote:

[Rupert Young (2014.07.30 13.00)]

  I am pleased to say that PR (Perceptual Robots), and the PCT

approach, got an award at the weekend, http://www.innovation-council.org.uk/2014-awards/.

  I am passionate about PCT and over the years I have been trying to

figure out how I could work in the field full-time and earn a
living, and raise its profile. I think one effective and
compelling way to do the latter is to build useful, real-world
applications which show that the approach works and is a powerful
approach to modelling dynamic living systems in unpredictable
environments. So, my solution to the former (and the latter) is to
start an enterprise to build control/robotic systems based upon
PCT, for the commercial world. And recently I have decided to
concentrate my efforts full-time in order to develop the
enterprise and make it a going concern. Basically, PCT or bust!

  As fellow supporters of PCT any help you could offer would be most

appreciated in this endeavour to take PCT into the mainstream and
into the public consciousness.

  Here are a few ways you could help:
  • Follow on twitter, https://twitter.com/perceptualrobot .
    And retweet tweets from PR to your followers. Twitter is very
    useful as a news feed for specific topics.
  • Follow on LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/company/perceptual-robots .
    Also connect to me on LinkedIn.
  • Subscribe to the YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGA1-akFXJYf90qIOH1BJuw
  •       Keep your eye out for any robotics challenges which might be
    
    suitable for PR to tackle.
  •       Keep your eye out for any sources of funding to which PR
    
    could apply, for robotics projects.
  •       Help fund PR projects. If I can find a suitable robotics
    
    project (walking bipedal robot?) I intend to set up a
    crowdfunding campaign to which supporters could subscribe and
    fund.
  •       I am more of a technical person than a business person, so
    
    any suggestions for business development would be useful.
  •       Generally inform to those who may be interested of PR's
    
    existence.
  • Buy the T-shirt! http://perceptualrobots.spreadshirt.co.uk/
    (if you require a variation of the default let me know and I
    can add).
    If you don’t have an account on the social media channels
    above please consider signing up, they do have their uses, if
    only in this context. Twitter, particularly
    would be useful for publicising and discussing the core
    concepts of PCT.

Regards,
Dr Rupert Young

www.perceptualrobots.com
Twitter LinkedIn
YouTube


Richard S. Marken
Author of Doing Research on Purpose
Now available from Amazon or Barnes & Noble

[David Goldstein (2014.07.30.1540)]

Rupert,

I would like to add my congratulations.

I am attaching a logo that Bill and I created for CSG.

You may want to add it to your t-shirt.

At one of the CSG meetings, the one in Cherry Hill, I had it put on shirts.

David

[From Rick Marken (2014.07.30.0930)]

That is both great and timely news Rupert. I’m going to speak on the future of PCT this weekend at the Powers Archive dedication. I can now shorten my already brief presentation to one slide: the future of PCT is Rupert Young and Perceptual Robots!

But seriously, congratulations on the award. It’s great visibility for PCT and for your excellent demonstrations of robotic behavior based on a control of perception architecture. As I said in my comments on one of your papers describing your autonomous robot, you really did a masterful job of demonstrating how complex, purposeful behavior can be produced in a real world (disturbance prone) environment by controlling complex perceptions rather than by generating complex programs of output.

I’ll be ordering my Perceptual Robots tee shirt soon, just as soon as the money starts rolling in from the sale of my book;-)

Again, hearty congratulations on the award and on the great work for which it was given! With smart, dedicated young folks like you and Adam on board I am once again optimistic about the future of PCT!!

Best

Rick

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On Wednesday, July 30, 2014 1:33 PM, Richard Marken rsmarken@gmail.com wrote:

On Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 5:09 AM, Rupert Young rupert@moonsit.co.uk wrote:

[Rupert Young (2014.07.30 13.00)]

  I am pleased to say that PR (Perceptual Robots), and the PCT

approach, got an award at the weekend, http://www.innovation-council.org.uk/2014-awards/.

  I am passionate about PCT and over the years I have been trying to

figure out how I could work in the field full-time and earn a
living, and raise its profile. I think one effective and
compelling way to do the latter is to build useful, real-world
applications which show that the approach works and is a powerful
approach to modelling dynamic living systems in unpredictable
environments. So, my solution to the former (and the latter) is to
start an enterprise to build control/robotic systems based upon
PCT, for the commercial world. And recently I have decided to
concentrate my efforts full-time in order to develop the
enterprise and make it a going concern. Basically, PCT or bust!

  As fellow supporters of PCT any help you could offer would be most

appreciated in this endeavour to take PCT into the mainstream and
into the public consciousness.

  Here are a few ways you could help:
  • Follow on twitter, https://twitter.com/perceptualrobot .
    And retweet tweets from PR to your followers. Twitter is very
    useful as a news feed for specific topics.
  • Follow on LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/company/perceptual-robots .
    Also connect to me on LinkedIn.
  • Subscribe to the YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGA1-akFXJYf90qIOH1BJuw
  •       Keep your eye out for any robotics challenges which might be
    
    suitable for PR to tackle.
  •       Keep your eye out for any sources of funding to which PR
    
    could apply, for robotics projects.
  •       Help fund PR projects. If I can find a suitable robotics
    
    project (walking bipedal robot?) I intend to set up a
    crowdfunding campaign to which supporters could subscribe and
    fund.
  •       I am more of a technical person than a business person, so
    
    any suggestions for business development would be useful.
  •       Generally inform to those who may be interested of PR's
    
    existence.
  • Buy the T-shirt! http://perceptualrobots.spreadshirt.co.uk/
    (if you require a variation of the default let me know and I
    can add).
    If you don’t have an account on the social media channels
    above please consider signing up, they do have their uses, if
    only in this context. Twitter, particularly
    would be useful for publicising and discussing the core
    concepts of PCT.

Regards,
Dr Rupert Young

www.perceptualrobots.com

      [Twitter](https://twitter.com/perceptualrobot) [LinkedIn](https://www.linkedin.com/company/perceptual-robots)
      [YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGA1-akFXJYf90qIOH1BJuw)


Richard S. Marken
Author of Doing Research on Purpose
Now available from Amazon or Barnes & Noble

[from dick Robertson,2014,07.30…1945}

Rupert, you thrill me beyond measure with your plans for applying PCT. Do you have any contact with those students at MIT who design antonoymous roborts every year to hold mock combats and so on? The have to be using perceptual control measures no matter how they describe it, but I have never seen any acknowledgement of Bill Powers and his work.

Best, Dick r

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On Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 8:09 AM, Rupert Young rupert@moonsit.co.uk wrote:

[Rupert Young (2014.07.30 13.00)]

  I am pleased to say that PR (Perceptual Robots), and the PCT

approach, got an award at the weekend, http://www.innovation-council.org.uk/2014-awards/.

  I am passionate about PCT and over the years I have been trying to

figure out how I could work in the field full-time and earn a
living, and raise its profile. I think one effective and
compelling way to do the latter is to build useful, real-world
applications which show that the approach works and is a powerful
approach to modelling dynamic living systems in unpredictable
environments. So, my solution to the former (and the latter) is to
start an enterprise to build control/robotic systems based upon
PCT, for the commercial world. And recently I have decided to
concentrate my efforts full-time in order to develop the
enterprise and make it a going concern. Basically, PCT or bust!

  As fellow supporters of PCT any help you could offer would be most

appreciated in this endeavour to take PCT into the mainstream and
into the public consciousness.

  Here are a few ways you could help:
  • Follow on twitter, https://twitter.com/perceptualrobot .
    And retweet tweets from PR to your followers. Twitter is very
    useful as a news feed for specific topics.
  • Follow on LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/company/perceptual-robots .
    Also connect to me on LinkedIn.
  • Subscribe to the YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGA1-akFXJYf90qIOH1BJuw
  •       Keep your eye out for any robotics challenges which might be
    
    suitable for PR to tackle.
  •       Keep your eye out for any sources of funding to which PR
    
    could apply, for robotics projects.
  •       Help fund PR projects. If I can find a suitable robotics
    
    project (walking bipedal robot?) I intend to set up a
    crowdfunding campaign to which supporters could subscribe and
    fund.
  •       I am more of a technical person than a business person, so
    
    any suggestions for business development would be useful.
  •       Generally inform to those who may be interested of PR's
    
    existence.
  • Buy the T-shirt! http://perceptualrobots.spreadshirt.co.uk/
    (if you require a variation of the default let me know and I
    can add).
    If you don’t have an account on the social media channels
    above please consider signing up, they do have their uses, if
    only in this context. Twitter, particularly
    would be useful for publicising and discussing the core
    concepts of PCT.

Regards,
Dr Rupert Young

www.perceptualrobots.com
Twitter LinkedIn
YouTube

[From Rupert Young (2014.07.31 21.20)]

Thanks all, for your replies. I do hope we are able to make a breakthrough and kick off the PCT revolution.

Some specific responses:

Frans, yes I remember meeting you in 1999, I think it was. I have recently bought your book, and it is currently on my ever increasing pile of essential material to read. Any advice from your son-in-law would be most welcome.

Barb, thanks for the picture, very timely.

Kent, the PCT-based robotics architecture is generic so could potentially be applied to any robotics domain, though practically I would initially be looking at areas of low-level perception such as domestic robots (Dyson <http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26084765>http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26084765), insect-size unmanned aerial vehicles ( <http://www.maplebird.com/>http://www.maplebird.com/) or autonomous toys (<http://www.wowwee.com/en/products/toys/robots/robotics>http://www.wowwee.com/en/products/toys/robots/robotics).

David, thanks for the image, I'll keep it in mind for a future t-shirt.

Richard R, I don't have any contact with MIT at the moment. But am going to a conference in the UK soon on Autonomous Robotic Systems (<http://taros.org.uk/>http://taros.org.uk/) and hope to make contact with both University groups and commercial companies.

Regards,
Rupert Young
Mobile: +447795 480387
Moon's Information Technology Limited

Rupert! What a great honor, your dedication to PCT! Dad (and Mom) would certainly feel most humbled and moved by this declaration of your inspiration and desire to devote yourself fully to this work. I could picture him now at his dining room table, laptop humming, reading your email with a big grin on his face and declaring, "Well, I'll be darned..."

I have to share that seeing your email this morning gave me a "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" moment. Allie made her trek across the country with the many boxes of Dad's papers we are turning over to Northwestern University this weekend. Attached is a photo she sent of a sign she made along the way, to post in the window of her van. PCT or Bust, indeed!

I'm also laughing because Dad's boss at Northwestern University was, of course, Dr. J. Allen Hynek, UFO expert among many other things, and consultant for, you guessed it, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. He was given a little cameo appearance in the movie, when the mother ship opens and the aliens begin to disembark...

Best,
*barb

Dear Rupert,
May I express my immense admiration for you doing this. Congratulations!! I hope this will be a success. We met north of Berlin at a PCT meeting way back.
I have forwarded your email to my son in law Marco Plas. He is an economist and an ICT’er and knows about PCT. He lives in North London (Finchley) and I have suggested he might give you some business advice.
Warm regards,

Frans

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[Rupert Young (2014.07.30 13.00)]

I am pleased to say that PR (Perceptual Robots), and the PCT approach, got an award at the weekend, <http://www.innovation-council.org.uk/2014-awards/>http://www.innovation-council.org.uk/2014-awards/.

I am passionate about PCT and over the years I have been trying to figure out how I could work in the field full-time and earn a living, and raise its profile. I think one effective and compelling way to do the latter is to build useful, real-world applications which show that the approach works and is a powerful approach to modelling dynamic living systems in unpredictable environments. So, my solution to the former (and the latter) is to start an enterprise to build control/robotic systems based upon PCT, for the commercial world. And recently I have decided to concentrate my efforts full-time in order to develop the enterprise and make it a going concern. Basically, PCT or bust!

As fellow supporters of PCT any help you could offer would be most appreciated in this endeavour to take PCT into the mainstream and into the public consciousness.

Here are a few ways you could help:
* Follow on twitter, <https://twitter.com/perceptualrobot>https://twitter.com/perceptualrobot. And retweet tweets from PR to your followers. Twitter is very useful as a news feed for specific topics.

* Follow on LinkedIn, <https://www.linkedin.com/company/perceptual-robots>https://www.linkedin.com/company/perceptual-robots. Also connect to me on LinkedIn.
* Subscribe to the YouTube channel, <https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGA1-akFXJYf90qIOH1BJuw>https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGA1-akFXJYf90qIOH1BJuw
* Keep your eye out for any robotics challenges which might be suitable for PR to tackle.
* Keep your eye out for any sources of funding to which PR could apply, for robotics projects.
* Help fund PR projects. If I can find a suitable robotics project (walking bipedal robot?) I intend to set up a crowdfunding campaign to which supporters could subscribe and fund.
* I am more of a technical person than a business person, so any suggestions for business development would be useful.

* Generally inform to those who may be interested of PR's existence.

* Buy the T-shirt! <http://perceptualrobots.spreadshirt.co.uk/>http://perceptualrobots.spreadshirt.co.uk/ (if you require a variation of the default let me know and I can add).

···

On 30/07/2014 14:22, <mailto:bara0361@gmail.com>bara0361@gmail.com wrote:

On Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 6:32 AM, Frans Plooij <<mailto:fplooij@kiddygroup.com>fplooij@kiddygroup.com> wrote:

Op 30 jul. 2014, om 14:09 heeft Rupert Young <<mailto:rupert@moonsit.co.uk>rupert@moonsit.co.uk> het volgende geschreven:

If you don't have an account on the social media channels above please consider signing up, they do have their uses, if only in this context. Twitter, particularly would be useful for publicising and discussing the core concepts of PCT.

Regards,
Dr Rupert Young

<http://www.perceptualrobots.com/>>>> <ATT00001..png>

<http://www.perceptualrobots.com/>>>> www.perceptualrobots.com
<https://twitter.com/perceptualrobot>>>> Twitter <https://www.linkedin.com/company/perceptual-robots>LinkedIn <https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGA1-akFXJYf90qIOH1BJuw>YouTube

Cool award, congrats!

Best,

Adam

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On Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 3:44 PM, McClelland, Kent MCCLEL@grinnell.edu wrote:

That’s great, Rupert! Congratulations!

These real-world robotic projects are an excellent way to get visibility for PCT . It would also be cool if a computer-game designer would start using PCT principles to build some bots that really seem alive.

I like your website, too, with the other PCT robotic projects that it shows. What kinds of commercial projects are you thinking of?

Best of luck with the new enterprise!

Kent

On Jul 30, 2014, at 8:09 AM, Rupert Young wrote:

[Rupert Young (2014.07.30 13.00)]

I am pleased to say that PR (Perceptual Robots), and the PCT approach, got an award at the weekend,

http://www.innovation-council.org.uk/2014-awards/
.

I am passionate about PCT and over the years I have been trying to figure out how I could work in the field full-time and earn a living, and raise its profile. I think one effective and compelling way to do the latter is to build useful, real-world applications
which show that the approach works and is a powerful approach to modelling dynamic living systems in unpredictable environments. So, my solution to the former (and the latter) is to start an enterprise to build control/robotic systems based upon PCT, for the
commercial world. And recently I have decided to concentrate my efforts full-time in order to develop the enterprise and make it a going concern. Basically, PCT or bust!

As fellow supporters of PCT any help you could offer would be most appreciated in this endeavour to take PCT into the mainstream and into the public consciousness.

Here are a few ways you could help:

  • Follow on twitter,
    https://twitter.com/perceptualrobot
    . And retweet tweets from PR to your followers. Twitter is very useful as a news feed for specific topics.
  • Follow on LinkedIn,
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/perceptual-robots
    . Also connect to me on LinkedIn.
  • Subscribe to the YouTube channel,
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGA1-akFXJYf90qIOH1BJuw
  • Keep your eye out for any robotics challenges which might be suitable for PR to tackle.
  • Keep your eye out for any sources of funding to which PR could apply, for robotics projects.
  • Help fund PR projects. If I can find a suitable robotics project (walking bipedal robot?) I intend to set up a crowdfunding campaign to which supporters could subscribe and fund.
  • I am more of a technical person than a business person, so any suggestions for business development would be useful.
  • Generally inform to those who may be interested of PR’s existence.
  • Buy the T-shirt!
    http://perceptualrobots.spreadshirt.co.uk/
    (if you require a variation of the default let me know and I can add).

If you don’t have an account on the social media channels above please consider signing up, they do have their uses, if only in this context. Twitter, particularly would be useful for publicising and discussing the core concepts of PCT.

Regards,
Dr Rupert Young

www.perceptualrobots.com
Twitter
LinkedIn

YouTube