Military Broadens Use of Virtual Reality The military’s use of virtual reality technology goes far beyond war game simulation. Today, there are applications being developed in a multitude of areas, including advanced training, virtual engineering and command and control operations. Full Story
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VR and simulation can be a more cost-effective and efficient way to test out designs prior to building prototypes. Is your company ready for the virtual reality experience? What kind of applications would be candidates in your organization? Drop me a line.
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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.