Caption contest: Mars attacks! Design Contests & Competitions 9/5/2012 99 comments Itís no small feat that our cartoon guru Daniel Guidera manages to come up with exceptional engineering themed artwork every month, but Septemberís drawing is out of this world. Literally.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight Ė as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.