Most Super Bowl attendees probably won't notice, but Wi-Fi will play a big role in the operation of Miami's Dolphin Stadium. BelAir Networks' municipal Wi-Fi mesh network provides high-speed Internet access to the stadium's dining areas, executive suites and parking areas. With partner A2000 Network Solutions, the BelAir net covers more than 300,000 sq ft. The stadium bowl is supported by five nodes, while the entire network includes 29 nodes. Those nodes link services such as point-of-sale terminals and video security systems, as well as others that use voice, video and data concurrently. Among those using the Internet connections are sports reporters. BelAir nets are more commonly used in hotels and airports.
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.