Just a request: if not tomorrow, then maybe in the Advanced course in a couple of weeks, could you run a case study from requirements to implementation and emphasize the design trades you made and the reasons for each, so we can get our arms around when to use a PAC, when a PLC is good enough, and when the added power of an FPGA or SBC justifies the increased complexity and risk?
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.