I once did some work with Stanford Research Systems Model DS345 Synthesized Function Generator. I didn't like their user interface, but the provided the details on controlling the device via an RS232 port. I set up a UI (at least a portion of the UI) in Excel.
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.