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Issue 8.9 • August/September 1977

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  • Intelligent machines

    Publication Year: 1977
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  • Intelligent machines¿commercial potential

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):355 - 367
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    Artificial intelligence is defined and the components necessary for the mechanism of an industrial robot are discussed. The possibilities and constraints are assessed, leading up to a consideration of production aids which have an intelligent response. These fall into the classes of machine monitoring and visual inspection of fabricated parts, namely spindular objects and stampings and pressings. ... View full abstract»

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  • Machines that understand speech

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):368 - 376
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    The ability to use language to formulate abstract concepts and to communicate these concepts to another human being must rank as one of the most significant aspects of intelligent behaviour that a human being can demonstrate. Speaking is the technique that has evolved to enable this communication to take place quickly and efficiently between two people in close proximity to one another. Consequent... View full abstract»

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  • The prospects for sensory arrays and microprocessing computers in manufacturing industry

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):377 - 384
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    A brief survey which discusses the most relevant industrial robot projects incorporating sensory feedback, provides a background for the main contribution. A cheap and reliable sensory system which can be readily adapted to the task of component part orientation, is seen as an immediate need. Line-scan cameras coupled with a microprocessing computer are the basic ingredients of the proposals which... View full abstract»

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  • Experiments in visually controlled flexible automation

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):385 - 392
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    The state of the art in computing, artificial intelligence and mechanical handling is such that a new form of automation ¿ Flexible Automation ¿ in which the system can modulate its actions to suit the environment as observed, is just becoming a practical possibility. An outline of a possible structure and capability of such systems is given, together with a description of some on-going work at ... View full abstract»

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  • Social implications of intelligent machines

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):393 - 399
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    The much-discussed issues of privacy, unemployment, leisure, centralization of political power, and military misuse of technology are raised by work in artificial intelligence no less than by applications exploiting the `brute force¿ of computers. But this paper focuses specifically on matters associated with the social use of intelligent machines in particular. Some current and predicted develop... View full abstract»

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  • Medicine is more than just medicines

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):400 - 404
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    The part which electrotechnology can play in medicine is discussed under the broad headings of diagnosis, prevention and replacement parts. Among the problems to be solved, which are reviewed, are the really effective use of computers in diagnosis and the interfacing of prosthetics with the nervous system and the muscles. View full abstract»

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