Slideshow: Technology@Olympics News & Analysis 8/4/2008 Post a comment The Games of the XXIX Olympiad begin this week in Beijing. The Summer Olympics will be a showcase for a variety of new technologies as China makes its debut on the world stage.
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.