The Exider technology exhibition train from Siemens (http://rbi.ims.ca/3848-689) continues with its North America tour. Showcasing a virtual factory, the train allows visitors to see simulations of Siemens applications in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and automobile industry. In addition, the train enhances dialogs of various levels with current and potential customers, comments Thomas Kopanski, VP and General Manager of the Automation and Motion Division, Siemens Energy & Automation Inc. To learn more about the various stops of the Exider, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/3848-690.
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.