TOPAQ(reg) advanced analysis system is a software package and desktop scanning system that reads and interprets Fuji(reg) Prescale and Pressurex(reg) pressure-indicating films. Used in conjunction with these films, TOPAQ provides a perspective of the distribution and actual magnitude of pressure between contacting surfaces. TOPAQ is a PC-Windows-based system that produces digitally enhanced images and statistical reports from the exposed film.
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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.