San Diego-based Summit Environmental Corp. is showing off a new line of green firefighting chemicals. The maker of FlameOut and other green products for firefighters has expanded its core product line with new non-toxic and biodegradable fire-suppressant and fire-retardant products for a variety of municipal, state, federal and industrial markets.
As well as revamping its product line with new green products, Summit also launched a marketing campaign to tout its green products to city, state, federal and industrial customers.
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.