I have owned two Timex Ironman watches and I just lost the second one after 5-7 years of use. I was thrilled to find that my old one was still keeping perfect time. Believe it or not, the ironman watch line with its Indiglo backlit screen is 25 years old! I was considering buying a fancy watch, but who can argue with the durability and utility of the Ironman. And after my loss, the original watch bailed me out.
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.