Patriot Sensors & Controls introduced its new KT Series pressure transmitter that integrates Silicon-On-Sapphire sensing technology for high temperature capability. The sensor's 4-20 mA output is said to be advantageous for transmission over long distances ... A new division of Lucas Control Systems, Genesis Sensors, is attempting to revolutionize the pressure sensing market. The company's Titan pressure sensor is media-isolated and incorporates a custom ASIC. A modular design allows custom prototypes to be shipped in two weeks.
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.