Testing and compliance engineering company, TUV Rheinland of North America, based in Newton, CT, has released a compliance label for companies that want to attach a visual Good-Housekeeping-like endorsement of their RoHS compliance. TUV intends to provide a label compliance officials will recognize as coming from a trusted and respected certifying company. The RoHS labels are part of TUV's complete compliance program that includes component testing, management of the certification data and oversight of the entire compliance process.
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.