UCLA Extension's Department of Engineering, Information Systems, and Technical Management is offering a four-day, short course for engineers moving into the challenging role of technical management. The course covers practices intended to enable engineers to develop working schedules that reflect realistic project completion dates. The Project Scheduling Principles and Strategies course runs January 27 - 30 at the UCLA Extension Building for a fee of $1,695. For more information, visit www.uclaextension.org/shortcourses.
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.