a robot analogue of human vision in which information about the environment is received by one or more video cameras and processed by computer: used in navigation by robots, in the control of automated production lines, etc.
a similar system for the blind that converts optical information into tactile signals.
- Compute server
computer, parallel A kind of parallel processor where the parallel processors have no I/O except via a bus or other connection to a front-end processor which handles all I/O to disks, terminals and network. In some antiquated IBM mainframes, a second CPU was provided that could not access I/O devices, known as the slave or […]
- Computing devices canada ltd.
company Canada’s largest defence electronics company. It has extensive hardware and software developmental capabilities. Its list of achievements includes: direct and indirect fire control systems, vehicle electronics, reconnaissance vehicle surveillance systems, computerised laser sight for anti-tank weapons, tactical communication systems, headquarters information distribution system, tactical voice and distribution systems, acoustic signal processing, ASW mission systems, […]
- Computing dictionary
Free On-line Dictionary of Computing
/kom’pyoo-tron”/ 1. A notional unit of computing power combining instruction speed and storage capacity, dimensioned roughly in instructions-per-second times megabytes-of-main-store times megabytes-of-mass-storage. “That machine can’t run GNU Emacs, it doesn’t have enough computrons!” This usage is usually found in metaphors that treat computing power as a fungible commodity good, like a crop yield or diesel […]