Any host microcontroller, embedded device or USB serial port-using PC can use this adapter to display text characters and graphics patterns. Its 15-pin DIN connector hooks up to any monitor, including LCDs, and offers 64-256 colors. It can display standard built-in 128-character ASCII characters (fonts in 5 x 7 or 8 x 8 format) in a resolution of 256 x 200 pixels up to 640 x 480 (VGA), and can take 64 user-defined 8 x 8-bitmapped characters. It comes with a USB, TTL or RS-232 serial interface with auto baud rate detection for 300-115.2K baud.
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.