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.
Festo's BionicKangaroo combines pneumatic and electrical drive technology, plus very precise controls and condition monitoring. Like a real kangaroo, the BionicKangaroo robot harvests the kinetic energy of each takeoff and immediately uses it to power the next jump.
Design News and Digi-Key presents: Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX, a crash course that will look at defining a project, selecting a target processor, blocking code, defining tasks, completing code, and debugging.
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