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the ROL would consist of an internet published
database of common real world objects. It would
such information as the usual sizes, shapes, and
weights and metadata dumps of associated words.
The goal is to prevent duplicate work by robotics
||What is the 'usual' weight of an apple? Heck, what is the 'usual' weight of a 1987 Cadillac DeVille? Vehicle weights alone are so dependent upon options mixes that manufacturers only bother to track a few typicals.
||RayfordSteele - it doesn't have to be just a bunch of text. Heck even a library of clean whiteroom 'photos' of said apple would still be pretty useful.
||[+] I don't think it'd be that useful for real scientists, but sounds pretty neat for a DIY'er.
||The files could also be (with luck) imported into 3D
graphics or CAD packages. For that reason, I imagine
that such libraries exist, but are not free to use.