Seiko has introduced what it says are the first off-the-shelf LCD displays developed using Chip-On-Glass technology. Dubbed Seiko Instruments Vitrium(TM), the displays are based on a patented gold-plating process technology optimized for quality performance and high contrast. Chip-On-Glass has an overall thickness of less than 2.0 mm and incorporates slim-chip LCD driver circuits onto the surface of the glass. The technology is designed primarily for use in the telecommunications, PDA, and GPS markets. The Seiko Instruments Vitrium(TM) G8 (240 X 160 Graphic Chip-On-Glass Display) features a viewing area of 60.0 X 51.4 mm and a dot pitch of 0.24 mm. Seiko Instruments USA Inc. Product Code 4407
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.