@LevitonDave, anytime someone does a presentation about "Software can do it all!", the issue of "IF you have experience and know what CAN happen" comes up. If you DON'T have experience, all these slides about "This kind of module needs THIS additional functionality, because later you will regret not having it" aren't going to get much traction. "Tough love", "no pain, no gain", etc. Can't recognize the speedbumps unless you bite your tongue going over one at least once.
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.