Rich - I've been thinking about a Kcikstarter project for quite a while, but scalability has always been my big concern. 50 units is one business model. 500 is a totally different model and 5,000 is again, a radically different business model. I've watched companies get into trouble by planning for one business model and ending up with volumes that put them in a differnt one.
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.