ACS Motion Control's SPiiPlus 3U motion controller uses a distributed multi-processor architecture that runs on an onboard RTOS, offering a fixed 20 kHz servo update for every axis and guaranteed deterministic control. Like the rest of the SPiiPlus line, the 3U includes standard Ethernet and serial communications and hardware position compare and capture. It also comes with development tools, including a full software motion simulator and FRF analyzer. Options include integrated SIN-COS interpolators and Input Shaping™. It is useful for semiconductor, FPD, biomedical and industrial automation equipment.
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.