Billed as the first of its kind, the ND 780 universal digital readout system is designed to be compatible with virtually any manual machine tool, including milling, turning, boring and drilling machines. It is compatible with all single or multi-axis machine tools up to three aces. Its newly-designed ergonomic housing, soft keys and 6-inch LCD screen are clear and easy to see.
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.