Alexander's article on digital manufacturing is also enriching.
Indeed digital manufacturing and simulating everything before we actually do it, will save time/cost/energy, and as more and more cloud based utilities or full fledge suites will be availble, we all will have to pay even less for ths virtual validation as well as desiging...
I have seen dassault's DELMIA, indeed it makes us feel that how much we have achieved since industrial revolution. :)
I would love to hear more about simulation of a system.
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.