You can't be a good programmer without a deep understanding of the engines that the software uses and the limitations of the tools. A good ingerstanding of the hardware would be utilitarian as well. Plus physics, chemical and mechanical engineering etc. Well mostly the software guys just want to twiddle bits. At a high level.
I liked it better in the old days when harware engineers learned software and processors.
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.