what are the examples of sensors with Ethernet i/f? Wouldn't it be a microcontroller with a sensor with a n/w i/f rather than just a sensor?
This is part of a make or buy type decision. With the right sensing technology, a system designer would interface the sensor to an MCU for use in the network. Alternative, a engineer configuring a system can find a sensor that meets the other application requirments from an industrial sensor supplier that offers the appropriate network protocol as well.
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.