Open loop control sounds dangerous, though I understand the simple washing machine example.
Still, sensors are employed (as simple inputs) to determine "lid open", "water level" and such like. We could also hypothesize the boundary condition failure mechanisms in terms of a stalled motor that burns out the drivers, 'a sock in the drain pump motor' and such like. Perhaps it depends on the definition of "open loop" and what 'feedback' vs. 'input sensing' one is talking about ...
The company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
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