Forget about the "take your kid to work" days. CAD for Kids lets children of engineers actually do the kind of work their parents do. This modified version of CADKEY (www.cad.com) software intended for children between eight and 15 years old, introduces basic drafting and solid modeling, and features a teaching mouse, Doctor Walt, which helps children design products.
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.