From the Embedded Vision Alliance website home page, go to "Embedded Vision Academy" (menu item at the top of each page) => Provider => BDTI to find the materials that Jeff is referencing (and others). You'll need to register on the site (button in the top right corner of any site page), if you're not already a registered user, prior to accessing Academy content. And then feel free to continue exploring, as you wait for the webinar to begin in a couple of hours' time!
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.