Yes, there are several projects underway for the "Industrial Internet" where v6 and small footprint devices intersect. The Term "IoT" is a marketing thing. In fact, Cisco now calls it the "Internet of everything". So, as M2M applications become more prevalent, the erm will be replaced by something else.
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.