Discusses artificial intelligence, biotechnology and genetic engineering, the chip, cryogenics, digital image processing, electric power generation, fiber optics, the laser, machine vision, medical imaging, micromachining and nanotechnology, networking, online databases, optical data storage, robots, supercomputers, superconductivity, the electromagnetic spectrum, communications, digital signals, binary numbers, the metric (SI) system, bar coding, CAD (Computer-Aided Design), CAM (Computer-Aided-Manufacture), CCDs (Charged-Coupled Devices), ceramics, circuits, communications satellites, CRT (cathode ray tube), global positioning system (GPS), holography, integrated optics, LCD (liquid crystal display), microscopes, microwave oven, optical character recognition (OCR), planetary spacecraft, radar, semiconductors, sensors, and transistors.Specifically, the designer has to avoid the temptation to build a robot that simply mimics the actions of the human operator ... The robot carries a video camera (or cameras) into the hazardous area, thus enabling the human operator to view the anbsp;...
|Title||:||How the New Technology Works|
|Author||:||Robert J. Cone, Patricia L. Barnes-Svarney|
|Publisher||:||ABC-CLIO - 1998|