Standards drive puts sensors on network News & Analysis 5/15/2000 Post a comment Engineers are calling for a push to approve additional standards that would enable easier networking of industrial sensors. Speaking at the Sensors Expo last week, OEM engineers and sensor manufacturers alike said it was critical for industry to OK two key specs: IEEE P1451.3 and P1451.4.
Microsoft, others eye cable's opportunities News & Analysis 5/10/2000 Post a comment Insisting that Microsoft Corp.'s current confrontation with the Justice Department will pose no long-term difficulties, Microsoft president Steve Ballmer, Wednesday (May 10) detailed his company's plans for expanded partnerships in the broadband cable industry.
Riding the accelerating Linux train News & Analysis 5/10/2000 Post a comment Michael Tiemann has been at the forefront of open-source software for years, but he wasn't fully prepared for what happened when he became chief technology officer at Red Hat Inc. in January. Tiemann had seen much change since helping to develop the GNU compiler and found Cygnus Solutions, but the rate of renovation was nothing like what he's seen so far this year.
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 – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.