@rlallier Interesting (and good) take on that comment. I was thinking more along the lines that the comment was written by a software guy who wasn't the original code author. He was tasked with maintaining the code and was adding comments as he figured things out. He didn't see the point of that code and tried removing it, but found that made it fail! I've been in that position a few times. I've probably written some dumb comments like that too!
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.