I was originally working with Rich Q at MCC. I had suggested a series of articles that I wish someone on his site might write. He then turned and offered me the chance to write it. I was able to get a few posts in before the site was merged into EETimes. Max graciously offered to take me on, and I have received a very warm welcome.
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.