I would imagine there are quite a few technologies that would attract college-age kids these days. Kids are becoming much more tech oriented in their toys and communications devices. Seems that would naturally convert into an interest in a wide range of technology.
The current push of UAVs are allowing engineers to push the performance envelope because the safety envelope is somewhat relaxed. Manned flight requires a level of safety and reliability that can be sacrificed for performance in the UAV market. It will be interesting to see the development of peformance products in the UAV and how that will affect the other aircraft segments down the road.
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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