Able to receive signals from all existing and planned satellite constellations (GPS, GLONASS and the European Union's Galileo system), the GR-3's 72 universal channels can track up to 36 satellites simultaneously. Powered by two rechargeable lithium-ion batteries (3900 mAh, 7.2V) that provide 14 hours of operation between charges, the unit also has an extra battery mounting location and accepts AA batteries for emergency operation. Batteries can be “hot-swapped” during operation without loss of signal or position lock. A dual lithium-ion battery smart charger handles the delicate task of charging the batteries and doubles as an external power source.
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.