Can you recommend any hardware/software for one to introduce/discuss/teach vision technology to elementary school children, or Boy Scouts pursuing a merit badge?
I'd recommend using a webcam, and looking for some free software (afraid I don't know which ones to recommend). You can do a lot with not very much. If you want repeatability or reliability, you can get much better quality, but for teaching kids and helping them get excited, you don't need much.
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.