max, it was a little more involved. The presentatoin talked about combing information from multiple sensors to overcome the limitations of individual sensors. Tilt to correct magnetic compass. accelerometer to detect when gyro drift is occurring. That kind of thing.
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.