Smart machines are delivering efficiency, optimization, and savings to automation and control. The wave of the future for automation and control is intelligent devices. This Thursday's radio show looks at smart machines and their cost-saving benefits. Smart machines mean faster setup, higher throughput, and less programming for control engineers.
The smart machine offers simple (complex in some cases) processing capability to adapt to changing conditions. These machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and others.
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The program will feature David Kirklen, market and business development manager at Siemens Industry. Before Siemens, Kirklen held positions in applications engineering and in industrial business development. He worked in operations and was the capital projects lead engineer at Kimberly-Clark Corp. He holds a Bachelor's degree in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Georgia.
I'm going to check out the radio show when I have a bit more time, but I was watching television last night and a commercial came on for the Reliant Nest Learning Thermostat - seems to me it has some "smart" capability...of course I always liked Matthew McConaughy's voice...
Yes, that's a cool thermostat. We did a story on it a couple years ago if I remember right. I remember it was a smart thermostat developed by a former Apple executive. the thing learns your preferences and begins to operate accordingly.
It also knows if you are away and it also does some minor adjusting to temps to promote economical usage...pretty neat but a bit pricey at $249.99 although Reliant is offering it for free if you sign up with them.
Advertised as the "Most Powerful Tablet Under $100," the Kindle Fire HD 6 was too tempting for the team at iFixit to pass up. Join us to find out if inexpensive means cheap, irreparable, or just down right economical. It's teardown time!
The increased adoption of wireless technology for mission-critical applications has revved up the global market for dynamic electronic general purpose (GP) test equipment. As the link between cloud networks and devices -- smartphones, tablets, and notebooks -- results in more complex devices under test, the demand for radio frequency test equipment is starting to intensify.
Much of the research on lithium-ion batteries is focused on how to make the batteries charge more quickly and last longer than they currently do, work that would significantly improve the experience of mobile device users, as well EV and hybrid car drivers. Researchers in Singapore have come up with what seems like the best solution so far -- a battery that can recharge itself in mere minutes and has a potential lifespan of 20 years.
Some humanoid walking robots are also good at running, balancing, and coordinated movements in group settings. Several of our sports robots have won regional or worldwide acclaim in the RoboCup soccer World Cup, or FIRST Robotics competitions. Others include the world's first hockey-playing robot and a trash-talking Scrabble player.
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