Medical Design Conference Showcases Products
News 2/28/2012 9 comments More than 2,200 exhibitors descended on the Medical Design & Manufacturing show in Anaheim, rolling out products ranging from robotics and automation solutions to packaging machines, conveyors and materials.
3D-Printed Jaw Used in Transplant
News 2/27/2012 38 comments A recent jaw transplant using a patient-specific prosthesis created with additive manufacturing techniques showcases the potential of 3D printing for advanced medical applications.
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.