So if I was using a video camera in a car, I could actually do something VERY similar to how a laser mouse works -- [A] find the CURRENT visual features, compare to the LAST set of features, determine how things moved, add any NEW "best features to use", then loop back to [A]... if you have a calibrated imager, you could conceivably track your changing location, determine your velocity, etc -- just like a car-sized mouse... LOL.
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.