Check out our Boeing 787 Dreamliner coverage. We cover everything from a more electric engine to how the plane will dampen turbulence. Our videos about the manufacturing of the plane and simulation of it flying are now live. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner coverage will be spread across 18 pages in our spectacular June 4 issue. The first 787 rolls out July 8 (7-8-07) and is slated to fly by late summer.
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.