The 400 Series of video endocouplers feature an easy-grip knob for simple adjustable focus and a new clip-quick release mechanism. Weighing less than 80g, the coupler reduces user fatigue, while the streamlined design allows a profile slightly larger than the endoscope eyepiece. The clip-quick release mechanism provides a tight, centered fit when desired, so the endoscope stays where it is placed, yet allows rotation within the eyepiece.
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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.