An engineer returns home from work and sees a note from his wife stuck prominently on the door of the fridge that says: "This isn't working. I've gone back to my mother's."'
The engineer opens the fridge and checks the light. He grabs a beer to make sure it's cold. Eventually, the engineer thinks to himself, "I don't know what she's talking about. The fridge is working just fine."
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.