As we found out from EE Times' recent Mind of the Engineer survey, more and more engineers are getting information from Twitter and social media, so I decided to put together a list containing some of the best people and companies in electronics to follow on Twitter.
I chose these influencers based on a combination of Klout, Peek Analytics, and good old-fashioned editorial judgment. So, if you are on Twitter, I recommend you follow the engineers in this list and if not, go to EE Times to see 10 good reasons to join Twitter today.
Appreciate this list, Nicholas. It's always good also for those of us writing for Design News to keep up with the latest information from the industry's top talents and visionaries. Going to Twitter now to start following...
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
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.