I work in the medical device field, surgical systems mostly. Our communication and camera devices are mostly digital, but the instruments we develop that actually perform the work in surgery are analog. We have several devices that communicate with each other, sense patient data, and are connected to our own specific network.
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.