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Robert Dedomenico

Robert Dedomenico

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I was an avid N-guage model railroader from the age of about 7.  I built my first human powered vehicle at age 13.  I served 6 years in the USN as an electronics technician reactor operator onboard a nuclear submarine.  I took up sailing, which led to windsurfing, which led to hang gliding.  I have been a civilian nuclear power operator for ten years, but got my computer science degree at 40 and moved into that area at work.  My idea for transportation began after reading "The Long Tail" by Chris Anderson, and I have been researching, designing and building for just over three years.  I have letters of interest from a university (to help with R&D,) and a developer (to be the pilot installation.)  I will be applying to NYSERDA PON 2781, as well as submitting an unsolicited proposal to the US DOE.  Implementing this system in one residential development, connecting customers to retail, is just the start.  A complete web can be implemented, and the network attributes will make it worth more than the sum of it's parts.  It will be like a blood system for our society... moving needed materials where they are needed, and removing unwanted materials from where they are not wanted.  By moving only what matters, a vast amount of energy will be conserved vs. driving cars to move these payloads.  I am not letting what I cannot do stop me from doing what I can.  My project is feasible, and can be tangible within a short time.  I have invested about $4,500 and over 3,000 hours so far, and the $10,000  purse will allow full completion of a prototype demonstration system.  I hope to at least be selected as a finalist so that I can make my proposal more clear.  I only just learned about this contest on June 13th... two days before the extended deadline... and I would have refined my proposal more if I had time.  Thanks for reading about me... please do support (or vote for,) my proposal.

Proposals

Last Mile Distribution Utility SystemSep 10, 2017
CargoFish: A Physical Internet Utility to... "Move Only What Matters!"Jun 1, 2014
Arbitrary Range Immediate Dispatch Autonomous Small Article Transport SystemJun 14, 2013

Proposal Links

USES+ The Universal Sustainability Education System as transformation platformJul 31, 2014
SHARED: Strategic Habitat Assessment for Resource, Environment DesignAug 31, 2015
Last Mile Distribution Utility SystemSep 10, 2017

Supporting

Using Biogas Technology To Improve Sanitation And Mitigate Climate ChangeJun 12, 2014
Integrated Energy Production, Waste Treatment in Ghazipur catchment, East DelhiJun 27, 2014
Arbitrary Range Immediate Dispatch Autonomous Small Article Transport SystemJun 13, 2013
Promoting biogas production from human waste as a renewable energy sourceJun 12, 2014
Nuclear Energy = Clean EnergyJun 30, 2014
Local Government Implementation of The Sustainable Development GoalsJun 5, 2014
3D Printing Hempcrete - The People will know what they want once they see it...Jun 4, 2014
Environmentally sustainable practices in South Africa: A Social Action ApproachJul 7, 2014
Bio BikeTaxis Recycled, use of Solar Panels & Economic Empowerment of WomenJun 18, 2014
CargoFish: A Physical Internet Utility to... "Move Only What Matters!"Jun 1, 2014
We Are Ready (WAR)Jun 18, 2014
You can only manage (and reduce) what you can measureJun 17, 2014
Russia - World Green ReservoirJun 18, 2014
Inspiring mainstream commitment to solve climate changeJun 18, 2014
Climate Change is Elementary: Huge Green Fundraiser for SchoolsJul 7, 2014
Passive Architectural Design Index: A benchmark for passive building techniquesJul 10, 2014
Last Mile Distribution Utility SystemSep 10, 2017

Activities

Robert Dedomenico updated a proposal Last Mile Distribution Utility SystemSep 10, 2017
Robert Dedomenico updated a proposal Last Mile Distribution Utility SystemSep 10, 2017
Robert Dedomenico updated a proposal Last Mile Distribution Utility SystemSep 10, 2017
Robert Dedomenico updated a proposal Last Mile Distribution Utility SystemSep 10, 2017
Robert Dedomenico is supporting proposal Last Mile Distribution Utility SystemSep 10, 2017
Robert Dedomenico created a Proposal Last Mile Distribution Utility SystemSep 10, 2017
Robert Dedomenico voted for proposal 3D Printing Hempcrete - The People will know what they want once they see it...Aug 14, 2015
Robert Dedomenico updated a proposal CargoFish: A Physical Internet Utility to... "Move Only What Matters!"Jul 20, 2014
Robert Dedomenico updated a proposal CargoFish: A Physical Internet Utility to... "Move Only What Matters!"Jul 20, 2014
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