Rossi: Programming the Robots has Started

According to Andrea Rossi, he is now working with the robots he plans to use for the mass production of E-Cat plants.

At the beginning of February Rossi stated on the Journal of Nuclear Physics that they were “studying the robots” and I asked him on February 3 if they had robots in the lab that they were working with. He said at the time that they did not have them, but they did have “all their characteristics.”

Today I submitted another question and got this response.

Frank Acland
February 22, 2018 at 9:03 AM
Dear Andrea,

How is the work with the robotics progressing? Have you started programming them yet? If not, when do you expect to do so?

Andrea Rossi
February 22, 2018 at 10:56 AM
Frank Acland:
Yes.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

If they have actually started programming the robots, that sounds like good progress. Rossi has said in the past that he is working with ABB robots which are top of the line for industrial applications. Maybe reaching this step is part of the “exponential progress” Rossi has referred to; however I would imagine that it would sill take a lot of time and extensive testing to get the production process perfected. We are still only in February, and I know Rossi’s goal is still to get production going this year, I don’t know if that is realistic, but it would be a remarkable achievement if he does.

  • LilyLover

    Yes, Dear Dr. Rossi will get the first sell-able product out in 2018.
    Remarkable feat? That’s what he achieves!

    • cashmemorz

      You forgot the wig. On Rossi’s head. Or is he cured of the skin afliction on his head?

      • Pekka Janhunen

        “The sun doesn’t shine at the E-cat factory.” (Old jungle saying.)

      • Omega Z

        The wig is probably forever. They help shield against further sun exposure.

  • Val K

    I wonder…:
    1. …if controller production will be robotized as well.
    2. …if controllers will be produced by Rossi’s team or by a third party according to Rossi’s specs
    3. …if the vendors of controller components have been identified and validated
    4. …if the vendors of QX components have been identified and validated

    This list is not complete.

    • Frank Acland

      Based on what AR has stated here are my best answers:
      1. Yes
      2. his team
      3. Some components will be outsourced (not sure which)
      4. not sure

  • Bob Greenyer

    the ABB robots you can train by moving them – some robots can even watch and learn.

    • Alan DeAngelis
    • Gia’

      in this case is more about standard robotics for precision tasks instead of ruogh autolearning positioning as the units to be produced sems to be precise and standard

  • Jouni Tuomela
    • Vinney

      I agree, that also the surface mount components , DSP’s and processors are a significant part of the IP.
      The system efficiency and power distribution can be improved by software and firmware improvements.
      Perhaps, all the components are sourced elsewhere .and only CPU, DSP’s and ROM are installed in-house.
      Also because these may be changed at a later date, as upgrades.

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  • Ophelia Rump

    I doubt that there is anyone skilled highly enough in this particular manufacture that you would want the robots to learn by modeling them. This is not an area of manufacture where there are expert craftsmen already producing the product.

    I would expect the robots to be much more accurate if they are programmed more formally. Tweaking a learned model will always look a little like it’s held together by duct tape.

  • Gerrit

    I fear the “Yes” was not the answer to the question if the programming has started yet, but the answer to the question “when do you expect to do so”

  • sam

    Frank Acland
    February 23, 2018 at 12:02 PM
    Dear Andrea,

    What is your current best estimate of the probability that you will begin E-Cat QX production in 2018?

    Best wishes,

    Frank Acland

    Andrea Rossi
    February 23, 2018 at 1:03 PM
    Frank Acland:
    So far we are within our schedule.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

    Tristan
    February 22, 2018 at 3:09 AM
    Dr Andrea Rossi
    Did you already reach an agreement with a strong financial partner?

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    Andrea Rossi
    February 23, 2018 at 7:31 AM
    Tristan:
    Yes.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

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    Raffaele Bongo
    February 24, 2018 at 4:10 PM
    Dear A. Rossi Hello

    How long will a technician need to change the used combustible of the future E-Cat 1 MW with 25000 units?

    Sincerely,thank you and all my support for your wonderful work

    Raffaele

    Andrea Rossi
    February 24, 2018 at 7:28 PM
    Raffaele Bongo:
    We will change the Ecats, not the fuel, in the Customers’ factories. The reactors will be changed by lots, to maintain the the production. The plants will have an excess of reactors corresponding to the lots quantum. The charge will be changed in our closer point of assistance and eventually recycled.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

    DT
    February 24, 2018 at 1:20 AM
    Dr Rossi:
    After the replication of Dr Parkhomov and their own replications of replications, the interest in Russia for your technology is growing up, as you have seen from the comment of Dr Uzikov. Somebody is warning about radiations: are you working in safe conditons?
    Warm Regards,
    DT

    Andrea Rossi
    February 24, 2018 at 11:52 AM
    DT:
    I am honored from the replications and the attention from Russia.
    I work in safe conditions and the ionizing radiations emitted outside the Ecat do not overcome the safety limits beyond the background.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

    SK
    February 24, 2018 at 12:46 AM
    Mr Rossi,
    Did you consider that the COP you chime about is against the 1st principle of thermodynamics?

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    Andrea Rossi
    February 24, 2018 at 11:48 AM
    SK:
    E=Mc^2
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

    • sam

      Frank Acland
      February 24, 2018 at 10:02 PM
      Dear Andrea,

      Regarding the recharging:

      1. Will a Leonardo Corp. employee always have to change the E-Cats, or will it be possible for operators to do so (like we change our printer cartridges when they are depleted)?

      2. How long would a complete recharge of a 1MW plant take — (minutes, hours, days)?

      3. What do you expect to be the cost to refuel a 1 MW plant?

      Many thanks,

      Frank

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      Andrea Rossi
      February 24, 2018 at 10:43 PM
      Frank Acland:
      1- it will be possible for operators certified by us to do so
      2- several days
      3- low enough
      Warm Regards,
      A.R.

      Vladimir
      February 24, 2018 at 4:23 PM
      Dr Rossi,
      Dr Parkhomov not only has repeatedly now replicated the Lugano experiment in Russia, but also has measured analogous isotopical shifts.
      Vlad

      Andrea Rossi
      February 24, 2018 at 10:40 PM
      Vladimir:
      I know, I read his reports.
      Warm Regards,
      A.R.

  • Anon2012_2014

    One bit answers that cannot be verified. I wish Rossi would be more forthcoming.

  • HAL9000

    I would be interested in knowing how the robots are powered. It would be most impressive to see e-cat production line robots powered by e-cats.

  • sam

    A ROBOT DOES THE IMPOSSIBLE: ASSEMBLING AN IKEA CHAIR WITHOUT HAVING A MELTDOWN

    https://www.wired.com/story/a-robot-does-the-impossible-assembling-an-ikea-chair-without-having-a-meltdown