I am trying to come up with a flow meter for applications that are much larger, where the environment is irregular such as irrigation ditches. They are irregular surfaces that change over time and the environmental factor is highly variable. Running the water through a pipe is not an option. A large structure that is permanent is not an option. The flows range from 0 to floods but precision is in tenths of CFS. Are there flow meters that utilize the doppler effect to measure rate and calculate over an irregular channel using ultrasound or laser or some similar technology?
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.