QuestLink Technology (www.questlink.com), designed by engineers, provides an up-to-date and comprehensive source of technical reference information, design tools, software, and product samples. Updated daily, the site allows registrants (free) to find and compare specifications on literally thousands of integrated circuits; EISA, ISA, VME, PCI, Sbus, and motherboards; company profiles; and application notes. Even better, you can order engineering samples and prototypes with their Online Order Service.
More and more robots are becoming more autonomous all the time. Now Lockheed Martin has completed a demo mission with two completely autonomous robotic vehicles performing resupply, reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.