Many years ago, I was working as an AE at a company developing optical character recognition systems. Part of my job was to test the products. One day I scanned my tie and broke the software. I was ridiculed for quite some time until it was discoverd that dark printing would cause the same thing. Fortunately, it wasn't a criticle system of any sort.
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.