Troy, MI -The proportion of engineers and scientists in the 50–59 age bracket is twice that found in the rest of the labor force, according to a survey from Kelly Scientific Resources. Thirty-two percent were aged 50–59 versus 16% reported in U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Twenty percent were over 60. Only 6.2% of the rest of the workforce fill this age group. "Companies should realize that there is going to be a shortage of experienced professionals in the next ten years," says Rolf Kliener, a senior vice president at Kelly Scientific Resources.
Engineers and scientists between 50 and 59 32% Entire work force between 50 and 59 16% Engineers and scientists over 60 20% Entire work force over 60 6.2%
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.