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The Michigan Daily-Friday, February 12, 1982-Page 5

Gamota urges high tec

By PERRY CLARK
With a familiar call for Ann Arbor to become a
world center of high technology, George Gamota, the.
director of the University's Institute for Science and
Technology, told city business and government
leaders yesterday that hard work lies ahead in the
city's efforts to lead the world in the fields of robotics
and molecular genetics.
Speaking to a group of about 90 people at a Cham-
ber of Commerce breakfast in the Briarwood Hilton
yesterday, Gamota called for an increased commit-
ment to bring high technology industry to this ara.
ANN ARBOR HAS A great potential to become a
leading center of high technology industries - par-
ticularly those involved with robotics and genetic
engineering - but officials from the University, city
government, and private industry must cooperate in

an active effort to attract the new businesses,
Gamota said.
"We need to put our act together and get on with ef-
fective robotics and genetic engineering," he said.
"We have all the ingredients."
Those ingredients, Gamota said, include the
engineering and scientific communities of Ann Arbor
and the University, a climate of economic necessity,
and aggressive leadership to attract new industry to
the area. He said the fact that Ann Arbor has ample
available land, an accumulation of local venture
capital, and a high quality of life, will also help lure
new business to the city.
"WE CERTAINLY have a climate of economic
necessity," he said. He also praised University
President Harold Shapiro and business Prof. Paul
McCracken, saying that they have provided the

build-up
necessary leadership in the effort to rebuild the city's
industrial base.
Gamota's speech, which echoed a similar plan
sponsored by Gov. William Milliken to invest more
than $200 million to catapault Michigan to the forefront
of high technology industrial states, came on the
heels of anannouncement this week that the Univer-
sity has acquired almost 400 acres of land off North
Campus to be used as a massive research park for
high technology industries.
Gamota said the University should begin attracting
"superstars" in the fields of robotics and genetic
engineering, and noted that Ann Arbor is located
within 500 miles of 65 percent of the potential robotics
market.

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to leave their signs outside. After a brief
discussion, the signs were left standing
near the entrance, and the group en-
tered the lobby where they read a
statement and a list of demands to each
other.
"We are here today to question
yesterday's Air Force inspection of U of
M's, new center for robotics and in-
tegrated manufacturing," spid the
statement, which was ready by
spokesman Henry Rice.
AIF THE UM is successful in coaxing
the Air Force, up to 70 percent of the
funds for the robotics center will come
from the Pentagon. The direction of the
center will inevitably serve military in-
k.a

terests," the statement said.
The list of demands was read by
David Roseth and called for openness
on the part of the University in its
dealings with the military, information
from the Air Force on its plans for the
robots, a study of the social effects of
industrial conversion to robots, a public
forum within three weeks on the subject
of military research at the University,
and the formation of a standing com-
mittee to review all Defense depar-
tment research.
Following the reading, the group
proceeded to IST Director George
Gamota's office, but he was not there.
After being informed by Officer Seems

that they could not remain outside
Gamota's office, but would have 'to
return to the lobby, the protesters sat
around discussing the situation for
about 20 minutes. In the meantime, two
more security officers arrived.
The demonstrators decided to try and
locate Gamota, but a secretary infor-
med spokeswoman Liz Galst that
Gamota would not be in until Monday.
Katz then offered to meet with the
protesters.
AFTER HEARING the groups
statement and list of demands, Katz
said he would relay their message to
Gamota.

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Ann Arbor chosen for robot center

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But it is not yet known if the social
research will be conducted within the
ITI or contracted to other institutions
such as the University's Institute for
Social Research he said.
WORK AT THE ITI which presently
has four employees, will be a mixture
of both basic and applied research,
according to Naylor.
The acting director said that he
hopes to work closely with state
universities and industry to bring the
best researchers to Michigan. Naylor
has an appointment with Ford Motor
Company this Monday, and said he
plans to talk with additional industrial
leaders as well as state and labor of-
ficials next month.
The exact relationship between ITI
and the University's Center for
Robotics and Integrated Manufac-
t ring remain vague. Naylor said
that it was "very important" that the
ITI involve students and faculty from
the state's universities and colleges in
its programs, but he did not
elaborate.
DANIEL ATKINS, acting director
of CRIM, said that details have not
been worked out yet but he said he ex-
pects CRIM "will be working very
closely with ITI." He emphasized
that they were not competitive
robotics centers, but complementary
ones. ,
Atkins said he expects the two cen-
ters to recruit faculty together.
Ehgineering Dean James Duder-
' stadt, stated he was pleased with
Naylor's appointment as the ITI head,
and described him as an individual of
"rare intellectual capacity."
HE SAID , agreeing with Naylor,
that Ann Arbor could be a "Silicon
Valley of the future," and added that,
"things are coming together nicely
flow."
The University is currently
recruiting faculty members to help
create a world-class robotics center,
and because of the existence of both
"CRIM and ITI, the University is get-
ting responses from leading can-
didates around the world, Duderstadt
said.
REPRESENTATIVES of the Air

Force's Office of Scientific Research
toured CRIM Wednesday in response to
a University proposal for a $7.2 million
dollar three-year grant for robotics
research. Atkins said the developments
at the ITI were brought up, but that the
Air Force representatives were non-
commital. A decision on the grant is
expected within one to two months.
University President Harold Shapiro,
a member of the ITI's Executive Com-
mittee, was instrumental in the selec-
tion of Naylor to the ITI position, said
Naylor. Samuel Irwin and William
Hubbard, two other committee mem-
bers, also strongly supported Naylor.
Naylor said he expects to hold the
position of ITI Acting Director for one
to two years before returning to his post
in the University's Electrical and Com-
puting Engineering Dept.
FUNDS FOR ITI in its first year will
come from state appropriations and
private foundations, Naylor said. As
ITI expands, support will come more
from the private sector, explained
Naylor.
In his September address to the State
Legislature,- Milliken said the
establishment of a world "center of ex-
cellence" in robotics would require ap-
proximately $200 million over a ten-
year period.
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