Leg Lab Publicity Guidelines
October 28, 1996
The following document describes The MIT Leg Lab's policy regarding publicity.
- Copy Approval:
- It is more important to us that reports about our work be accurate than that our work be
publicized. In the past, we have had trouble with inaccruate reports, and with reports
whose text just missed the point. As a result, we now absolutely insist on final text copy
approval for all publicity with adequate time for review. We are happy to spend time
editing or authoring any report about our lab. We reserve the right to prohibit
publication of an article that an editor refuses to change.
- Lead Time:
- Photographic shoots disrupt our work. We need at least 2 weeks notice so that we can
schedule the shoot for a minimally desruptive time.
- Robots are cool looking things, but we are not in the prop business. Our work cannot be
used as background for someone else's work. Inclusion of our work in a survey of related
work is acceptable, but having our robots in the background while something else is being
discussed is not.
- Older Robots:
- Several older robots in the lab, most of which hang on the ceiling, were built while
Marc Raibert was running the Leg Lab. He is sensitive about their publicity. Shots or
discriptions of them will need to be negotiated with Marc directly.
Because of their
positioning, they are part of the general lab background. If you are photographing
something else and one of Marc's robots happens to be in the background, don't worry about
MIT Leg Lab: (617) 253-2475
Gill Pratt: (617) 253-2037
Marc Raibert: (617) 621-2929 (Boston Dynamics, Inc.)
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