There's no end to the entertainment options available for those who don't want to leave the house. Yamaha's RX-V563 digital home theater receiver offers 1080p-compatible HDMI switching, XM and Sirius Satellite Radio compatibility, and sound-optimizing Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer technology, along with improved CINEMA DSP technology. Optional accessories include wireless Bluetooth audio play back, iPod compatibility, four system-configuring SCENE modes and HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) repeater capability. It employs Analog Devices' Blackfin DSP IC, as well as three chips from ADI's Advantiv TV chipset.
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.