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Vol. XCII, No. 38-S Ann Arbor, Michigan--Tuesday, July 13E, 1982 Ten Cents. Twelve Pages
and a spe
BPC says close ISMRRD
BL I.might be met within budgeti
1y LOU FoNTORScapabilities of potentially contributi
University budget committee ir st - t iL a units,"Swainsaid.
mmend that the Institute for The BPC subcommittee report "do
y of Mental Retardation and comment on some of the values
Disabilities (ISMRRD) be Jive-Y earmJ lafl ISMRRD," said Frye, although hea
d, administrators confirmed u _ ded that "These objectives aren
Y. being adequately achieved and in t
resident for Academic Affairs will have two very simple responses," the size of the center come from within bense the reasons don't seem to
ye said members of both the said Frye, "one, that the institute be the supporting unit.' sen the nstise to
Priorities Committee (BPC) discontinued as reviewed by the sub- "We recommend that it (ISMRRD) compelling" to keep the institute aflo
ecial subcommittee have com- committee." be closed," said Mary Ann Swain, BPC ISMRRD's current budget is more th
eir review-the first under the The other response, according to chairperson and professor of nursing, $290,000.
y's "five-year plan" of budget Frye, will be a "neutral endorsement" adding that continuation of the Center "There's been a great reduction
n and reallocation-and are that recommends continuing the in- for Child Development within another staff over there because they lost
recommend that ISMRRD be stitute's child development center unit also has been endorsedk major grant last year," Frye sai
within a different University unit, "THE SPECIAL needs for knowledge describing the loss of major fundi
NDERSTANDING is that they "provided that resources for continuing about and services to this population See BPC, Page 5
LONDON (AP)- Satisfied that
Argentina considers hostilities in the
South Atlantic at an end, Britain an-
nounced yesterday it is returning the.
remaining 593 Argentine prisoners who
surrendered on the Falkland Islands a
Britain will maintain its air and sea
blockade of the Falklands and the
Argentine coastline, as well as the
economic sanctions it imposed after
Argentina invaded the islands April 2.
THE FINAL exchange of prisoners,
including the release Thursday of the
sole British prisoner held by Argentina,
Flight Lt. Jeffrey Glover, did nothing to
resolve the sovereignty dispute which
led to the 74-day undeclared war that
saw 255 British and 712 Argentine lives
The Argentines claim sovereignty
over the islands, which have been
British for the past 149 years. The two
countries had been negotiating the
issue off and on for 17 years until the
Argentine invasion. Britain now says it
will be a long time before the matter is
The 593 prisoners, including com-
manding officer Brig. Gen. Mario Ben-
jamin Menendez, will be sent home
soon aboard the British passenger ferry
St. Edmund, headed for Argentina's
Puerto Madryn, the Foreign Office an-'
AFTER IT regained control of the
Falklands, Britain sought an
"authoritative" statement from
Buenos Aires that hostilities were over.
It settled for "indications" that all con-
See BRITAIN, Page 4
This pair of minstrels sooth passersby in the Engineering Arch yesterday with a plethora of songs in an effort to have
some fun and earn a little spending money.
CRIM to get $3.4 milion grant
By SCOTT STUCKAL research assistants and 20 engineering million from the Air Force Office of
The University's Center for Robotics professors will receive research support Scientific Research, was rejected on
and Integrated Manufacturing (CRIM) from the funds, and $600,000 will be some projects including one on robot
will be awarded a $3.4 million contract used to purchase research equipment, assembly flaws, Atkins said. Those ap-
by the Air Force next month to conduct he said. proved include research on control
robotics research, according to CRIM's Robotics involves linking mechanical systems for robots, sensor systems that
acting director. robot systems with computerized in- will include development of robotic
Although the grant is still in the final telligence to accomplish a variety of vision capabilities, and programming
stages of negotiation, officials at CRIM tasks. CRIM .will be working closely languages for robots.
expect that it will be approved by with the state's Industrial Technology Atkins, however, said the reduced
August 1 and begin financing projects Institute, also located in Ann Arbor. grant was "not an indictment" of its
by fall, said CRIM director Daniel research, because the original proposal
Atkins, an associate dean and professor THE AIR FORCE grant is CRIM's was unsolicited and CRIM officials
in the University's School of first major research contract, Atkins were unsure what sort of research 'the
Engineering, said, although robotics-related resear- Air Force was interested in.
THE AWARI? "definitely demon- ch through the School of Engineering CRIM is working to create a "factory
strates our (CRIM's) credibility in the currently receives $18 million in gover- of the future technology" in which
robotics field," said Atkins. nment and private grants. "robots are an important component,
Twenty-two graduate student CRIM, which originally asked for $7.2 but not an end in itself," Atkins added.