This video of Homer Simpson and the ancient Cerne Abbas giant carved out of an English hillside is too hilarious not to share. Youtube has no fewer than four different videos of Homer and the giant. This one is up close and personal in the windy environs. Remember, you got it here first given that the total views of the four on Youtube have yet to hit a mere 250 (I confess: I saw it on CNN.com).
The English are calling the pairing "Homererotic." The prank aims to promote The Simpsons Movie. Regardless, it’s very funny.
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.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
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.