Toshiba IK-WB15A Network Camera provides an alternative to traditional analog closed-circuit TV cameras for video surveillance, this internet protocol (IP) camera has 1280 × 960 resolution and up to 30 frame-per-second Motion-JPEG video streaming along with other features. The self-contained unit does not require an on-site PC for operation. Instead, an embedded IP server allows users to access live video through a standard Web browser for real-time incident response. Motion detection capability signals the digital control to automatically record video when a user is not watching. An easy-to-use network interface allows remote control of pan, tilt and the 2.6X optical zoom functions.
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.