@MaxianLab: an event occurs at a point in time and then is over, but a state is a condition of the system which can change the interpretation of incoming events. For example, a switch closure would be an event and might or might not cause a state change. Initialization might be a state in which such switch closures are ignored, while normal operation might be a state where the switch closures are detected and responded to somehow (perhaps with a change to yet another state).
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.