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\F4\←L\-R\/'7;\+R\→.\→S   Telephone:
\F1\COctober 18, 1976

Mr. Alan Case
General Electric Corporation
1 River Road
Building 37, Room 679
Schenectady, New York 12345

Dear Mr. Case:
	Enclosed  is  our  current  literature   and  price  list  for   Vicarm
manipulator systems.   We  currently  offer  two  models.   Both  are  all
electric powered, computer controlled devices intended for groups such  as
yours doing research  and development  work in  industrial automation  and
automatic assembly.  At this time we do  not recommend  that you  use  our
system on   multiple  shift, high  cycle, critical  path type  industrial

	You have mentioned an immediate  need for a manipulator.  Our  current
delivery schedule is 5-6  months.  The best delivery  we could promise  is
the end of  January 1977, for  an order  received before the  end of  the
month with  a 25%  deposit or  a 6%  premium required.   For any  standard
orders, delivery would be March 15 at the earliest.

	Mr. Carlisle mentioned that we had a cancellation clause in effect  at
the present time.  Well, forget this.  We will unconditionally deliver  on
any order you place with us before December 1.

	I have also enclosed a copy  of our current software instruction  set.
This is continuously being expanded  and we would include these  additions
in any  order we  deliver to  you.  Current  software development  efforts
include  relative  transforms  (allowing  for  repositioning  of  complete
tasks), path control (allows working on  a moving belt, or rotary  table),
utilization of external inputs  from touch and  force sensors and  vision,
and looping and branching, plus numerous other instructions.  The software
we normally supply with the LSI-11  based system is the object code  only,
which allows  one to  program, store  and  save arm  tasks using  our  VAL
language. Should you wish to do furthur software development on your  own,
we offer  the  source  code  for an  additional  $10,000.   This  is  well
documented and commented, and details  our entire language, the  equations
we use, and the structure of our system.

	Vicarm will have a booth at the forthcomming Robotics show in Chicago.
We will have one of our model M.I.T. arms running on an LSI-11.  Should you
or a colleage be planning to attend,  you are welcome to come and  program
the arm yourself.

	Should you have any furthur questions, please contact me directly.\.

Yours sincerely,

Victor Scheinman

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