Entrants are invited to tell their story by submitting a video blog on topics ranging from anything found on a designer’s workbench to how a problem was solved to daily challenges around the office, according to element14. The video can even be about what the next big innovation needs to be in the electronics industry.
The videos will be judged on their creativity by a panel of element14 peers, and the winner will receive an iPad 2. In addition, each week one person who comments, votes, or posts a video will be randomly selected to receive a selection of element14-branded merchandise.
Here's a short video created by EETimes EELife editorial director Brian Fuller, which explains more:
Go here to element14's "A Day in the Life of an Engineer" site to post your videos.
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.