The FLX(reg) multi-axis rack-mount system is a modular servo system that can be integrated into any machine and reduces the need for numerous servoamplifiers to one modular component. The FLX features totally digital servoamplifiers that allow systems to be shipped fully tested and completely configured for integration into equipment. User-specified backplane interconnects for motor/ac power, feedback, command signals, and additional I/O are available.
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.