Not familiar with any remote testing capabilities at present. There have been attempts to do this in the past, but it required scheduling of time on the testbed, and that became a logistics nightmare when scaled to more than a handful of potential users.
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.