September 1, 1999

Since earlier this year, I've been turning down most speaking and other invitations with the following explanation.
I would consider making exceptions for opportunities that directly further the project.

To Whom it may Concern,

Thank you very much for the invitation. Unfortunately, I'm not be able to accept.

For next few years nearly all my time and energy is dedicated to an effort to develop robot navigation suitable for mass market. After frustrating decades, sufficient computer power has finally arrived. I'm rushing to capitalize on our decades of preparation before further increases in computer power make the problem so easy everyone will be doing it!

You can read about our progress at

  Apologies, but best wishes
        -- Hans Moravec