Bill, I appreciate the tie-back of the first micros to products in your opening slides. I have one of those Speak-n-Spells and I've always wondered what as in it. How cool to learn it was the first microcontroller!
Yeah, early I programmed 68000's but my first microcontrolelr was an 8-bit COP8 in assembly. Very cool to program!
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.