MOTIONEERING(TM) Windows-based software lets the user choose an application; define a motion profile; and select the optimum servomotor, amplifier, and power supply. A motor-types database includes dc servo, brushless servo, direct-drive linear, direct-drive rotary, and vector ac. The "project" approach feature, where multiple axes of motion and their product solutions are combined, allows power supply and shunt regeneration calculations based on the simultaneous operation of multiple axes.
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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.