A few things you need to know. We have added a new category this year: automotive. And we've done some minor tweaking to our other categories. Entries are $295 and will be judged this year by Design News' editors, as well as our brand new Advisory Board, made up of the top brass from leading companies.
Even more exciting news is that the winners this year will be announced in February during a ceremony at the Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show in Anaheim, Calif.
If you have any last minute questions, please email them to assistant managing editor Lauren Muskett. Good luck!
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.