The DAQ-800 multi-function plug-in board is for IBM AT and compatible computers and features AD's, DA's, digital I/O, and frequency measurement capability. Analog signal conversion supports 40 kHz with a true 12-bit A/D resolution on eight differential channels with programmable gain. The unit also features 32 digital I/O and three 16-bit counter timers. Each board includes a comprehensive software suite including driver software for most DOS and Windows languages.
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.