Welcome to Design News’ Automation & Control blog. This blog will be regularly updated with relevant news, trends and events related to automation and control technologies such as controllers, sensors, drives and motors, robotics, motion control components, I/O, and system and device network connectivity such as fieldbus, Ethernet and wireless. Your feedback on the posts, which can be input directly on the blog page, is greatly appreciated.If you have information or news that would be appropriate for this blog, please send it to David Greenfield at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.