Here are some more questions that I asked Andrea Rossi on the Journal of Nuclear Physics, along with his responses. Question #1 refers to a comment he made yesterday in which he affirmed that they had determined exactly what the robots he plans to use in E-Cat QX production will have to do.
February 6, 2018 at 7:44 PM
1. If you have defined exactly what the robots will have to do, are there robots already available that can do the job, or do custom robots need to be made?
2. Has your workforce increased in number since the beginning of 2018?
3. Has your prototype been performing in a satisfactory way?
4. How would you describe the mood of your team these days?
February 6, 2018 at 9:54 PM
1- the software is custom, the robots are off the shelf
4- under strong pressure, because I am very nervous to succeed to sell the industrial plants within 2018. We re all under strong pressure, because every day that passes is a day less at our disposal. Time is not reversible, unfortunately. This is a race against time and relax is not an option
So it seems that a serious effort continues to get the production underway in 2018. We know that Andrea is a driven man when it comes to the E-Cat, and I can imagine that he makes sure that the people working on his team are well aware of his goals, so it’s probably a high pressure environment at Leonardo HQ.