This 15-inch, wall-mountable LCD Panel Computer is built for factory automation, facility monitoring, machine automation and environmental monitoring. It runs on a VIA Eden 667 MHz processor mounted on a 3.5-inch embedded board, and has a 512MB memory capacity in a 144-pin SO-DIMM socket. It has a Realtek 8139 C PCI PnP Base-T Ethernet controller, and a VGA controller with up to 32 MB of shared memory handles the display. It has a 4-Wire resistive touch screen, three RS-232 ports and an optional PCMCIA slot for wireless communications. It also has a 16-bit PC/104 extension connector, onboard CompactFlash Type-1 socket, and optional 2.5-inch hard drive. It is available in North America for immediate delivery, starting at $1,500.
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.